Album Reviews

Death From Below
The Palatines Death From Below
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:57
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According to Wikipedia, McAllen, TX, is the twenty-second most populous city in Texas and the hometown of Henry Cuesta, the clarinetist on The Lawrence Welk Show. And of The Palatines, a punkrock trio that has just self-released a badass debut album called ‘Death From Below’.


Do these guys have an incredibly original sound? Well, no. Not if you have already heard bands like Face To Face, The Lillingtons or Teenage Bottlerocket. But they did manage to write fifteen catchy and energetic as hell songs. Fifteen? Yes, fifteen and not a dud in sight. They will have you bouncing all over the place with ‘Take It Back’ and ‘Take The Reigns’, singing along with ‘Gross Girl’ and ‘Take A Left At Fullerton’ and maybe even crying a little with album highlight ‘Mina Doesn’t Know.’ Arguably one of the best songs I’ve heard in the last couple of months.


I feel kinda bad saying it, but Henry Cuesta is no longer my favorite musical act from McAllen.


Track listing:

  1. Take It Back
  2. Ten More Minutes
  3. Dilemma
  4. Denise The Grease
  5. Gross Girl
  6. Mina Doesn't Know
  7. Demons Whispering
  8. Take A Left At Fullerton
  9. Illuminatty Lite
  10. Take The Reins
  11. Burnt Out By Xmas
  12. Falling Off
  13. Grave Misfortune
  14. Run Red
  15. Girl In The Ocean