Earlier in the year I wrote about the Ungnomes
, probably the best high school band in the world. The members of the rude-as-hell punk-rock four-piece, which includes Jon Langford's son Jimmy on lead vocals, weren't even of driving age when they released their genius debut collection of recordings, Grape Drink
, one year ago, and they're back now, one year older and one year wiser, with a new set of tracks. The three new songs come on a Christmas-themed EP called Milk & Cookies
. The EP opens with a pretty violin rendition of "Silent Night" before blasting into two high-speed hardcore-punk bangers. These songs are the band's best yet, atonal and pissed-off, sounding like something straight out of Washington, D.C., in 1983. And if you're wondering what makes these tracks Christmassy, the only sign I can find is that both have a set of sleigh bells ringing high in the mix. Hilarious and totally smart-assed, just the way all the best punk bands should be.
Check out Milk & Cookies after the jump.