DC to Daylight

Xmas Murder '74

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This San Jose, CA, trio debuts with this rather good update on the local grunge aesthetic filtered through the '80s indie post-punk garage sound (from Young Fresh Fellows to the Magnolias). Head DC to Daylight Warren Hauff has a voice that reminds occasionally of Kurt Cobain singing at the bottom of his range, and the harder, faster, nastier, fuzzed-out songs such as "Like a Man" remind of that group's early scuzz-punk (especially when Hauff starts shouting). But the group never succumbs to regurgitation -- they remind a little of them, but that's all. The songs are there, all six of them rock pretty well, and had they been around in 1990, the Sub Pop co-founders might have chasing them around the Bay Area with a ready-to-ink contract.