, Budnick play twangy pop punk with
gravelly vocals, kind of like a mix between Social Distortion and Screeching
Weasel. The band’s self-titled debut EP
is six songs of catchy punk rock that is a lot of fun to listen to. The band that Budnick reminds me of the most
is The Dimestore Haloes, a sadly often forgotten band that mixed elements of
punk and country to incredibly catchy ends.
Budnick does the same thing exceptionally well. One of my favorite moments on the EP is the acoustic
“Looking for Leftovers,” but honestly the entire thing is really good. Salt Lake City,