Texas, Mike & The Hits
Genres: Southern punk, Southern rock, punk rock
PO Box 536071
Orlando FL 32853
Jun 30 - Jul 6 2003
we have here from new band Texas, Mike & The Hits is a
short, five-song EP of guitar-driven, Southern-style punk
music. Riffs are everywhere, choruses are short and easy to
shout along to, and the attitude is deep-fried in punk oil.
While songs like "Haulin' Oats" and "Trainwreck"
are surprisingly melodic for their genre, they aren't really suited
for repeated listening. Those who like their music nice and
hooky will find themselves unsatisfied by some of the superficial
melodies on this EP. An exception is the twangy "The
City," which shows a lot of promise and is very infectious, in a
Southern sort of way. Another solid tune is the last one,
"Auto-Mo Approval," which is a spunky, punked-up rocker with
riffs that wouldn't feel out of place on a stoner rock record.
All in all, this is a solid EP, but one that will only really
appeal to fans of Southern punk rock, Orlando style.
5 songs, released 2003]