Not too long after the awesome Swing Kids, who added Joy Division like post punk to the San Diego Hardcore spazz, broke up, the Crimson Curse emerged. They're not totally removed from the Swing Kids sound, but the addition of buzzy synths did mark a new direction. It's not the Screamer or anything, but this one still has a synth punk charm. Dudes later went on to form the Locust (ugh) and the Album Leaf (double ugh) and something like 10,000 other bands. But this is the one to hear. I still think this one holds up well, which is a lot considering how much from that time sounds really dated. But his might just be nostalgia talking.
Xavier Rudd – Storm Boy (2018)
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