After a couple of years of little-to-no activity, excellent Cincinnati Punk band The Socials has returned to the local club circuit and (cool) record store bins. On Saturday, June 1, the trio performs at The Comet in Northside in honor of its new release, a 7-inch vinyl single/EP on longtime Cincy Punk/Experimental label Centsless Productions, which has previously released material by local faves like The Slobs, Archie and the Pukes and The Long Gones and recently issued the full-length CD, Proper Seasons, by Grow Horns (aka Miles Uroshevich).
The Socials’ new release is titled The Beast Bites and it features four mangy, lo-fi tracks of melodic, adrenalized Punk swagger, recalling the Punk of the late ’70s/early ’80s (particularly The Slits or X-Ray Spex, thanks in no small part to the burning vocals of singer/guitarist, Mrs.
Communication). A downloadable version with bonus tracks is also available.
The Comet release show is free and kicks off around 10 p.m. with Louisville’s Madame Machine. cometbar.com.