Raf gets riffed. This is the first review of the new record. Maybe some other ones will start popping up before it sells out.
Sunglasses EP (Divorce)
Full disclosure: Grand Trine features the Mirror’s own pipe-smokin’ Raf Katigbak, but truth be told, most of us just find the guy kinda, uh, creepy. That’s why it’s shocking that his band kicks so much booty. Five punk-fuggin’-rock ragers burned into God-lovin’ vinyl, with odd soul/skronk sax that blasts out of nowhere. The Stooges dirge of “Catatonic State” perfectly offsets the electronic psych treatment on “Love and Napalm,” while “Prescription Drugs” just straight-up blazes with punk rock supremacy. 8.5/10 Trial Track: “Prescription Drugs” (Johnson Cummins)