Tony Molina is probably best known for his work in various Bay Area hardcore bands - not necessarily his big soft pop-punk heart. That’s exactly the side he’s tapping into on Dissed and Dismissed, an album that’s over in 12 minutes and covers just as many tracks in that time. ‘Don’t Come Back’ demonstrates just why Molina’s latest solo effort is so brilliant: did you hear that chugging guitar in there? It’s almost as if someone rerecorded Pinkerton, stripping it down to its bare bones and throwing in rapid-fire bursts of their favourite metal riffs for good measure.
Dissed and Dismissed is available now through Slumberland Records.