Side B has a short, but sweet slice of greatness called "Punk House Of Horror." Kody takes over vocal duties for this tune about "a place in the city you don't want to go," where the owner smells like urine and Crass posters hang on the door. Kinda sounds like my first apartment. The band is tight and the production is great. I only wish the guitar solo was more in the forefront and not so far back in the mix. With that aside, it's a damn good tune.
This EP ends with a cover of Bad Religion's "Henchmen." Some people are not big fans of the cover song. I, myself, don't mind if it's done right. Justice has to be made in order for it to work. And TBR do BR loads of justice. It has the layered backup vocals that BR are known for. It goes from mid tempo to an almost thrash-style beat at the drop of a hat. I don't think the original was able to pull that off so effortlessly. Props to drummer Brandon Carlisle and bassist Miguel Chen for being one of, if not the, tightest rhythm sections in all of punk rock. All in all, this is a wonderful slab of vinyl to hold us over until the band's next full-length.
4 ½ / 5 Stars
1219 on black vinyl/red cover
305 on red vinyl/red cover
304 on blue vinyl/blue cover