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Transatlantic collaboration 7” between one of Finland’s Achtungs and DD Owen of Sick Thoughts. It’s funny, both Achtungs and Sick Thoughts have fairly manic sounds that tend to blur the lines between punk and hardcore, but both of the songs here are uncharacteristically mid-paced. “New Orleans to Helsinki” is a punky power pop track that reminds me of a lot of old European stuff that blurs the lines between those genres, Hubble Bubble in particular. On the other hand, “Gonna Go Downtown” is pretty much straight-up glam, with a rad, melodic mid-paced bootboy riff (that maybe owes a little to “Two Tub Man” by the Dictators), a Bolan-esque vocal (which I’m honestly kind of surprised Drew is capable of) and some sick Mick Ronson-worthy soloing in the outro. Someone told me a few months ago that they thought the next big punk trend was going to be bootboy glam, and “Gonna Go Downtown” makes a good case for punks making this genre their own. Like a lot of the singles on Goodbye Boozy, this one feels frustratingly brief, but damn do both of these songs smoke.

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