punk this week: cutters, the gobs, oh boland + 4 more

Plus Girlsville’s Palestine benefit compilation, the new Workers Comp album, and two out of Oakland

punk this week: cutters, the gobs, oh boland + 4 more
Cutters, photo by Marcus Coblyn

It’s Friday, May 31, and this is Punk This Week. It’s see/saw’s rundown of the new punk records that are worth a listen. This week features the new album from Cutters, a four-song collection from the Gobs, the latest full-length from Oh Boland, Girlsville’s Palestine benefit compilation, and more.

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Cutters: Psychic Injury [Legless/Drunken Sailor]

It’s just beautiful, the vitriol Cutters from Melbourne have for landlords and failed politicians (come to think of it, probably some crossover there). The foaming-at-the-mouth screams of the singer credited here as Savage Garbage (mamma mia) are feral and sonically powerful, and then there’s this poetry about the “rat falling through the range hood”—evocative, disturbing little nuggets that bark down capitalist greed. That bit is from “An Ode to Shoplifting,” where Mr. Garbage is joined by Future Suck’s Grace Gibson in the screaming, an added layer of fury and solidarity. Psychic Injury is heavy-fisted punk music that remains riveting from front to back.