CRIMINAL WAVE's "Santa Carla" EP offers two originals and two covers drenched in chorus and darkness. These four tracks echo the stories of the lost and forgotten from the sea side boardwalk of Santa Carla.
TERMINAL ESCAPE REVIEW
These Northern California's have morphed their killer '80s SoCal hardcore in to killer SoCal dark punk...just like the bands they draw from did thirty years ago. Brilliant mid-era T.S.O.L. vibe, and the two originals here are certifiable classics. Making the move from being a hardcore punk vocalist to being a punk singer is tough during the course of a band's run, but that's what is happening here and the added nuances are exactly what they need to compliment the guitars that carry this short 'lil banger. SCREAMERS and T.S.O.L. covers fit in exactly as they should with the CRIMINAL WAVE tracks...it's what so many bands are trying to do, just done so much better.