Reviews Label: Don Giovanni

Label: Don Giovanni

16 reviews found

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The Ergs! - Jersey's Best Prancers album cover

The Ergs!

Jersey's Best Prancers, 2006

9.0 / 10

Anyone who's been paying attention can see the writing on the wall: like Cock Sparrer in 1982, pop punk's coming back. Of course, it never really left; it's just seen ...

For Science - Revenge for Hire album cover

For Science

Revenge for Hire, 2006

9.3 / 10

Fuck yeah. I live for records like this. The tunes are fast, snotty as hell, impassioned, and stick in your head for days. The lyrics are clever and charming, yet ...

The Dustheads - Tall Tales I & II album cover

The Dustheads

Tall Tales I & II, 2007

9.0 / 10

Peanut butter and chocolate; Hall and Oates; French fries and nacho cheese. Some things were meant to be together, but punk and stoner metal? That's kind of like touching two ...

The Measure [SA] - Songs About People... and Fruit N' Shit album cover

The Measure [SA]

Songs About People... and Fruit N' Shit, 2008

7.0 / 10

It’s another vinyl-only release from The Measure [SA]. As a reviewer, I get an mp3 disc with a handwritten label instead of the art. I’ll try not to hold that ...

The Ergs! - That's It...Bye album cover

The Ergs!

That's It...Bye, 2009

8.5 / 10

Bands break up all the time. Sometimes they blow up on stage, storm off from a tour, grow apart, and on occasion they cordially agree that it’s time to move ...

Screaming Females - Power Move album cover

Screaming Females

Power Move, 2009

4.0 / 10

All right, might as well just get this done and over with. There's been a lot of hype surrounding this three-piece Jersey group and I for one never thought it ...

Plastic Cross - Grayscale Rainbows album cover

Plastic Cross

Grayscale Rainbows, 2012

8.0 / 10

Hub City Hardcore may not be on par with Greek mythology in terms of their incestuous relations, but with the debut of Plastic Cross, the New Brunswick, NJ brings yet ...

Shell Shag - Forever album cover

Shell Shag

Forever, 2013

7.1 / 10

Shell Shag put it all on the line in opener “Face to Face.” It’s an autobiographical song, about the two-piece band, their y-shaped microphone, and their art and their travels. ...

Vacation - Candy Waves album cover

Vacation

Candy Waves, 2013

8.7 / 10

Here at Scene Point Blank we don’t give titles to our work. If I titled my Vacation review, though, it would be named after track ten: “Feedback Got Me High.” ...

Worriers - Cruel Optimist album cover

Worriers

Cruel Optimist, 2013

7.5 / 10

Worriers are yet another Brooklyn band to note, made up of former members of some higher profile DIY punk bands from the area. Most noteworthy in terms of sound is ...

California X - Self Titled album cover

California X

Self Titled, 2013

8.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

It seems the term “grunge” is getting thrown around again quite a bit these days when it comes to describing the current crop of buzzy-guitar-based bands. And while the actual ...

The Lookouts - Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) album cover

The Lookouts

Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories), 2015

7.8 / 10

I was apprehensive about reviewing this record. When hear “music by teenagers,” it tends to mean preachy and rather one-sided political rants that are well meaning but, well, immature or ...

Worriers - Imaginary Life album cover

Worriers

Imaginary Life, 2015

9.4 / 10

I’ve reviewed a lot of records now from Lauren Denitzio’s bands. First, The Measure [SA], and then Cruel Optimist, her current band’s first release. Over those records the sound hasn’t ...

Mikey Erg - Tentative Decisions album cover

Mikey Erg

Tentative Decisions, 2016

7.5 / 10

It took all of three seconds into Tentative Decisions, about 10 seconds before his unmistakable voice, to ID the record as being made by Mikey Erg. Drummer/guitarist/vocalist in bands ranging ...

Big Eyes -  Stake My Claim album cover

Big Eyes

Stake My Claim, 2016

8.8 / 10

As much I knew I’d like this record after spending some time with Almost Famous and seeing the band live a few times, I was hesitant to review it. There ...

Sex Stains - Sex Stains album cover

Sex Stains

Sex Stains, 2016

7.9 / 10

Sex Stains put it all out front on the opening “Countdown to…” which is as much a confrontational statement of purpose as it is a song. The speak-sing nature and ...

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