Friday, 20 April 2018

Pandemix - Rank & File b/w Second Opinion 7"


Labels: Dirt Cult Records
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 16 Mar 2018

Tracklist:

1. Rank & File
2. Second Opinion

I'm celebrating the end of the working week with this new 7" from Boston (Mass) punks Pandemix. I first heard about this band thanks to Boss Tuneage Records, who release their "Pathological Culture" EP on 7" flexi. I picked it up along with a few other flexis and while I must have missed the boat on last year's "Scale Models Of Atrocities" full-length, I'm trying to make up for it now. Pandemix has been a band since 2016 and add an extra edge to the USA's ever growing punk scene.

Pandemix plays awesome punk with heaps of melody and attitude. Rank & File goes harder than I was expecting but the queer punk that’s the mainstay of their sound keeps it all grounded. The lyrics are highly political too, raging against the racist actions of US police and the idle attitudes of the white majority.

Second Opinion features the same gritty attitude and furious rhythms. the instrumentation is exactly what you want from a chaotic punk like this. The drums and bass keeps things nice and tight while the guitar work switches between melodic chords and hardcore-punk riffs. The vocals are delivered in a sassy but moody style that works really well set against the music. 

Punk is more relevant now than it’s ever been and with bands like Pandemix writing it’s future history, it’s in safe hands. 

You can stream and purchase the 7" digitally below:-




You can buy physical copies of the 7" via the links below:-

Pandemix webstore - http://pandemix.storenvy.com

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