The Rubs are perfect summer listening. In a blaze of distorted guitars and bouncing surf-rock basslines, Joey Rubbish leads the band in a high school varsity jacket and hardcore punk intensity. In short, this is the band we all should have had at prom.
Like prom, the album begins with innocent-seeming garage rock boppers like "I Don' Want To" and "Until He's Mine" but by the end, descends into raunchy (but tasteful) blues dirges like "Last Night." Overall, this is the kick in the pants you need to get you out of your summer doldrums, whether or not you're heading back to school in September.
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