Wednesday 9 February 2022

Jenny - Trajinero b/w Kids Of Today 7"

Labels: Dirt Cult Records/Wanda Records

Formats: Vinyl/Digital

Release Date: 22 Jan 2022


1. Trajinero

2. Kids Of Today

It's safe to say that the beginning of February has been a little frustrating for me. I've not been able to post as much as I would have liked due to other commitments. It looks like the next couple of evenings will be clear thankfully but Friday and Saturday won't be. I just have to appreciate the time I do have to listen/write and that's what I'm doing this evening. 

This two-song 7" is the second release to come from the band Jenny, which is Justin Maurer (of Suspect Parts, Clorox Girls, L.A. Drugs, etc) and friends Jacobo Fernandez (of Las Bruscas, Les Tragiques and Desobedientes), Garbriel Lopez (of Espectroplasma and Sonido Gallo Negro) and Justin's former bandmates in L.A. Drugz for good measure. This single was released via Dirt Cult Records (USA) and Wanda Records (EU). It's A-side is in Spanish while it's B-side is in English. It also reminds me that I haven't covered too many 2022 releases yet this year.

Punk sung is Spanish always sounds so upbeat and happy, a bit like Mexican Mariachi music does too. Jenny’s EP opener ‘Trajinero’ is perfect with it’s clean melody, danceable percussion and lovely vocal harmonies. I’m not a linguist so please don’t expect me to translate; however, music doesn’t really need translating when it’s as easy-going and fun as this is.

The single’s b-side ‘Kids Of Today’ takes it cues from British garage-punk rather than from Hispanic music. It’s slightly more snotty, with a 70s vibe and it’s just as catchy as the a-side is. It’s cool to hear a single with two songs that sound so different. The similarity between the two is their punk bedrock and Jenny pulls off a short release that’s really moreish. I wonder if there’s an album coming at some point? I sure hope so!

You can stream and purchase the EP digitally below:-

It's also available on vinyl from the stores below:-

Dirt Cult Records -

Wanda Records -

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