The first full-length album from the Austin, Texas-based four piece and KVRXalumners, Basketball Shorts. Hot and Ready is an appropriately frantic paced garage pop record written about life experiences like love and relationships, and the good and bad times that can come with all that. The album does a concise job of honing in on a sound they’ve finessed through a barn burning 22 minute run through of tracks built on a variety of amusing topics including Home Alone (#5), Forrest Gump (#10) and Dallas Cowboys players (#4). Catchy hooks and blazing melodies accompanied by entertaining lyrics and pummeling rhythm sections incite enjoyment and ensure that this will be a great summer ‘16 record, especially here in ATX where these guys have been cultivating the party punk scene for some time.
RIYL: Uranium Club, Wavves, White Reaper