All Hits is a trio from Portland consisting of Janie (guitar), Sam (drums) and Izzy (bass). They released a four-track demo cassette a year ago, and now their first album is here: the brilliant Men and Their Work, available from Seattle label Iron Lung since three days back. Drawing heavily on local punk history in the shape of Neo Boys and Wipers, they’ve recorded what must be one of the best US punk records since Mika Miko were around. Just like the Control Top LP from last year, this is a record that stands its ground solely on the strength of its songwriting. The title-track simple feels like a whirlwind as it whizzes by and closing track “World Is a Fuck” is one of my favourite tunes of 2020.

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June 29, 2020

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