Amidst the punk revival permeating the streets of Los Angeles, lie Criminal Hygiene. Drenched in reverb-soaked guitar and nascent fuzz, this garage rock trio’s scuzzy bass lines and crashing cymbals meet infectious melodies and brash vocals for a Brit punk sensibility that’s decidedly raw and visceral, particularly on the first single, “Blak Water.”

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Recorded in and around LA, their debut LP, CRMNL HYGNE is to be released by LA-based artist collective, Small Smile Records on January 15th. A hefty 17-song offering that clocks in at just under 40 minutes, the CRMNL HYGNE LP is full of two-minute gems that borrow an array of sonic elements ranging from the thrashing rock The Replacements, ‘90s era grunge to the skate punk aesthetic of FIDLAR.

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