Samantha Gilweit, contributor
NE-HI seems like a band that has lot of punk friends they watch do drugs in the parking lot, but are promptly home by midnight because mommy told them so. What that means is structure with dirty influences, which makes for a highly entertaining, yet listenable album without the ego of many revival garage rock bands that just want to sonically wave their big, hipster dicks in our faces.
Everybody Warned You conjures up later Replacements’ records and even a Real Estate-eqsue surfy vibe. Lead singer Jason Balla’s voice has just enough of a Pete Shelley, Buzzcockian nasalness that balances well when paired with incredibly fluid, reverb laden guitar riffs. Fuck yes, real instruments. Check out the single “Stay Young” to see how seamlessly these guys morph their influences.
You want their dicks in your face, trust me.
Rating: 11 out of 12 cans of PBR