MORE ABOUT OFFICER MAY
The Phoenix's Carly Carioli describes Boston's Officer May as a "a holy-hell tantrum that clocks in somewhere between the ugliest parts of Nirvana's In Utero and Shellac's Zeppelinista whallop, OM's new Smoking in A Minor is a collection of scorched-earth anthems choking on our 21st century pollution - cities on fire, cops on every corner - and, in an era when even garage-punk albums are over-produced, it's ripped-to-shreds rawness might make it the most frightening rock and roll album you won't hear on the radio this year."
"Smoking a Minor and Police Parade" appear on OM's latest Smoking A Minor (Ace Fu) their second LP. Helping Others Help Themselves was their first release.
Read Carly Carioli's take on Smoking In A Minor in our Cellars By Starlight column