Members: Teddy Brockway, Nick Koenigs, Jon Tester, Sam Johnson, Andrew Verdin
Tora! Tora! Torrance! Aren't punk purists. Gnarly metal riffs, kick drum rolls and chunky, gothic organs parts all figure into their music. But neither do they tip into ironic parody. Their flare for writing clever, hard-rocking tunes is fully in evidence on the band's new full-length, A Cynics Nightmare. Recorded at venerable Pachyderm studios, it bristles with the energy of the band's live show, but also gives them a chance to showcase the subtlety of their song craft. Ass shakers like Yr all on our dance card keep company with the slow burning menace of A cynic's nightmare. Songs build and collapse into a wash of hypnotic guitars, then pick up again, ready to rage anew.