I find it appropriate that Don Giovanni announced that they’ll be releasing the self-titled debut 7-inch from Nuclear Santa Claust. The band – described as “Ramones and Spits influenced punk that is paranoid as hell” – was name-checked in the thank you’s to the new Night Birds album, and I’d planned on searching them out later this week. Here they are, just dropping right in my lap.
The description’s pretty appropriate, but like a lot of the bands coming out of the New Jersey / New York area right now, Nuclear Santa Claust play their power-pop-punk with a definite hardcore edge. There’s some power and low end to everything. It’s rock ‘n’ roll, not modern rock radio friendly pablum. Stream and download it for free below. If you need more, there’s a live version of “Space Case 216” available on their Facebook page.