“Giant harmonies elevate the lead single “Beaner,” while the minimal quasi-cowpunk keeps it solidly anchored to the ground. Frustrated and weary, singer Louis Ramos opens with the line “I was born here, under the hot sun” before alternating between longing to go back to Texas and longing for New York. But wherever he is, he declares “by any name, call me Beaner with a capital G.” There are few punk songwriters outside of Social Distortion’s Mike Ness who can capture that kind of exasperated sigh for the endless bullshit of the world while still making it driving and compelling.
The rest of the EP is as solid. The female-fronted sludgefest “Holden” and the light-speed “King Jubs” prove The Amputees can still rock hard, before closing with the catchy “88.” The only track on the record with any actual “solo,” you have to admire the restraint of a band with 4 guitars not constantly devolving into some sort of Guitar Center hellscape. Instead, their music is tight, minimal and focused. This is an EP you need to check out.”
Punk Globe Says–
“The Amputees have an amazing, substantial sound that lingers and has some haunting reminiscence of Nirvana and the sound that captivated me from that era. If anything, The Amputees bring back that sound with power and vengeance and I anticipate their work in many more places to come. Their influences are rich and massive and have been inspired by some of the greatest artists all across the board! Their blend of Punk, Stoner Rock, Garage Rock, and their musicalities from their backgrounds all make for a great sound with lots of screaming anthems in clubs and venues wherever they go! I love it! BRING ‘EM ON!!”