The Winter of Discontent (Sailor’s Grave)
by Scott Hefflon
Maybe I just expect too much, having reviewed table scrap records on TKO and Fiend, but this, their first new release in a decade (that I’ve noticed, but who know?) kinda flies under radar as a decent Social D opener band. Not street punk, not fuck-all rock, just kinda decent rock, a few songs having choruses that’ll stick, but mostly just a “I’m going to the bar for a couple songs, y’all want anything?” experience. A decade in Schleprock (remember anything by them? Me neither), and a steady trickle of reissues and b-sides over the years, and you’d kinda hope the new one slays, which this doesn’t.