The Washdown

The Washdown

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The Washdown swagger their way through their self-titled debut for a spiral of high-powered garage rock. Frontman Michael Waksman is a vocal madman, Iggy Pop-style, on the spiky edge of "Shot in the Mouth." He and his bandmates are a solid unit, tough in presentation and stylishly slick. "It Must Be True" and "We Call It Lakima" showcase more of a punk rock snarl, but Waksman switches up for Robert Smith-like vocal dancing. The Washdown EP is a fierce first effort from this Florida five-piece. It's not exactly mind-blowing, but decent enough for new-millennium skatepunks who get their rocks off with the Strokes and Sum 41.

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