Birth is the latest release from the band J and the 9s who just played in Gettysburg recently. I wasn’t lucky enough but *just* lucky enough to see a photo of them from the show. A band fronted by a strong female vocalist and presence has been my thing lately, examples like Bikini Kill, Upset, and just so happens J and the 9s. They fit in that vein so well, loud, fuzzed out in-your-face punk rock; love it. Birth is a wonderful album touching on the roots of punk, and they add a few zingers in there as well with large solos in a few tunes, and catchy riffs. my favorite track is “Pants” mainly because I love a great bass sound, especially fuzzed out bass. It’s really hard to get a great fuzzy bass sound without it losing it’s balls and they nail it. The vocals are strong, up front, loud and just pure raw passion. I’ve got to see this band live, and you all have to listen to this. Damn it’s good.
Check out the album on Reverb Nation.
Sound Quality: (5 / 5) Track Layout: (4 / 5) Musicianship: (5 / 5) Artwork: (4 / 5) Lyrics: (4.5 / 5) Average: (4.5 / 5)