a loser life, EP: SICK BAGS – Only The Young Die Good [+ bonus Cigarette Spit]
Sick Bags – Only The Young Die Good is available at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Grimey rock n roll with all its crunchy chords stinging vocals, lyrics straight from the dregs and it’s all packed into the tight 6 tracks that complete the powderkeg EP ‘Only The Young Die Good’ by Virginia’s Sick Bags. And if you’re a punk purist, no worries, there are plenty of raw familiarities to what the late 90s punk rock revitalization reintroduced. And the powers of vocalist Mel Medina and songwriter/guitarist Tony Leet are indisputable. Both, along with their cohorts, are scorching a path all their own as they deliver their blend of straight-up sticky and all too real “loser relationships, loser partners and a loser life” garage rock that’ll leave a stain on your soul.
‘Only The Young Die Good’ is available via Spaghetty Town Records (USA) and No Front Teeth Records (UK) and you can stream it now, plus their bombastic Cigarette Spit, below.
Only the Young Die Good + Cigarette Spit
Band photo/PR via Spaghetty Town Records
ONLY THE YOUNG DIE GOOD
Mel Medina – Vocals
Tony Leet – Rhythm / Acoustic Guitar,
Paul Kirk Lead Guitar / Harmonica
Tommy Nelson – Bass
Anthony Manuel – Drums
Recorded at Soul Craft Collective by Walter Gray, Mastered By Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory. Music and lyrics by Tony Leet.
The Colonel Records 2018
Recorded and mixed by Matt Michel at Viva Studios. Mastered by Scavenger Of Death
And don’t forget to welcome new bassist Kelsey Wilson into the fold, as the band announced in a Facebook post, “We’d like to publicly welcome our friend Kelsey to Sick Bags as our bassist! We’ll miss Tommy, but he’s going to do great things in Europe! Once a Sick Bags, always a Sick Bags. XOXOXOXOXOXO”