Rip Room (2022)

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s Rip Room successfully combine the abandon of garage punk with the neurosis of post-punk with greater success than most bands do. Those angular jitters and shout-spoken-sung vocals are there, but furiously upbeat drums and a certain looseness around the edges keep things from getting too grim. New album Alight and Resound arrives just before Sled Island, making it a perfect time to get a taste.