While we're on the task of clearing out the backlogged review pile, let's hop into a stack of vinyl from, appropriately enough, Vinyl Junkie Records. Estan de Espana.
Mark and the Spies - Find Yourself a Way 7" - Let's be brief here. Toothless garage-styled pop. Next. (http://us.myspace.com/markandthespies)
Los Derrumbes - Hacen Cantar a Sus Amigos 7" - Oh boy, not much better. A pretty much straightforward interpretation of 50's-style rock and roll. For example, an incredibly tepid cover of "Rockin' Robin" shows up on side 1. I was going to go into some bullshit about how the only way I could see these tunes working was in some campy European movie where a peripheral character was really into American rock and roll and these songs were playing in the background of a scene, but then quickly realized that was some bullshit. (www.losderrumbes.com/)
De Keefmen - Cryin' at my Door 7" - Things took a turn for the better with this one and I'm not just saying that to be nice. De Keefmen offer up 2 pretty hornery rockers that both feature some skronky guitar solos that you, yes you, will enjoy.
Finally, one must wonder, nay HOPE, that their band name came about after imagining a veritable army of Keith Richards. As in, "oh lord, a brigand of De Keefmen approach!" Right? RIGHT?! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/De-Keefmen/113374322013364)