EVERYBODY OUT…SHARK IN THE WATER
Bringing the noisy punk rock straight from the garage, this California quartet unleashes some left of center action on this seven-track disc. FM Bats are a disheveled bunch with a dissonant streak, as songs like “Young Man’s Glory, Old Man’s Blues” display a fine love for both Misfits and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. These Long Beach natives, whose original guitarist was recently replaced for his current stint in a Nevada state prison, undoubtedly have a checkered musical past, confirmed by the bevy of influences like the surf guitar meets minimalist punk rock vibe on “”Cat Brats Theme” or the old Cali punk rock sneer found on ”All You Do is Jerk”. EVERYBODY OUT…SHARK IN THE WATER is an album that puts the unpredictability back into a punk rock frame of mind.