When I was in college I spent a lot of my free time drinking cheap beer in cramped basements watching bands playing loud music. I would frequently get drunk enough and convince myself that the shitty college town band in front of me was the musical messiah. Eventually I'd sober up, download a few mp3's, and realize that I really need to cut back on my drinking. Hazel's Wart reminds me a lot of these bands with one key difference--when you sober up the music still delivers. Great riffs and A+ production with a strong 90's Pacific Northwest influence. Just what I needed when I'm balls deep in 10,000 garage rock bands. If I had a mulligan for our best of 2011 list Together We Didn't would easily secure a spot. Check out their bandcamp for more music and tumblr page for upcoming shows. They've also got an upcoming cassette release on Skrot Up. Give these motherfuckers some money so they can play a show in L.A.