If you like your rock served up rough around the edges (in the best possible way) and with a healthy heaping of punk snarl, I suggest you check out the latest slab from New York City-based four-piece Dirty Fences. They’ve already been compared to the likes of legendary old-schoolers The Stooges and The Ramones and, believe it or not, Dirty Fences live up to those comparisons on sophomore full-length “Full Tramp.”
The Jack Daves-fronted outfit wastes no energy on a razor-sharp release with 10 tracks clocking in at a brisk 29 minutes. But that’s more than enough time for you to get an idea of what Dirty Fences are all about. The opening salvo of “Deep in Your Heart” and “Judy (Don’t Go)” set the stage for “Full Tramp,” and the lads additionally impress on “Just Can’t Wait,” “These Freaks,” “Endless Party,” “High School Rip” and the set-closing title track.
And, if after spinning “Full Tramp” a few times, you want to hear more from this abrasively wonderful young band, check out their 2013 debut album “Too High to Kross.” When it’s time to release some pent-up energy and frustration, you won’t go wrong with Dirty Fences. (Jeffrey Sisk)