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2012 Best Music Poll Winners
BEST MUSIC POLL > PROVIDENCE

PUNK/GARAGE

Vertical Twin


75orLess Records continues its stranglehold on this category, with relative newcomers Vertical Twin claiming the throne from defending three-time champs the Jesse Minute. Vertical Twin released its second EP, Geezer Wheelie, earlier this year, with a ringing endorsement from the 75orLess PR camp: “Their song cloud drips motorcycles, mental illness, and sex.” Drummer Tommy Riendeau keeps the pace brisk (teetering on off-the-rails) while vocalist/guitarist Joe Traynor and bassist Brian Sheehan are all high-kicks and beer-soaked punk swagger onstage, riffing mightily on the power jams “Bounce,” “Rabbit,” and the supremely badass “One with the Asphalt,” where Traynor howls, “It’s all blood, sweat, and beers.” Download both VT EPs on the name-your-price platform at verticaltwin.bandcamp.com or scoop up the Geezer Wheelie disc for just $6 at 75orlessrecords.com.

RUNNERS-UP: The McGunks, Tony Jones & the Cretin 3, the Jesse Minute

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