MP3: Assassins 88 - Scanners
If you've ever seen the anime classic Akira, chances are you can still remember the incredible, crushing sense of dread that pervades the whole film. Canberra's Assassins 88 took the title of their latest EP from that movie's protagonist, Kaneda, but it's not all they've taken: on this record they adapt their scuzzy punk vibe to match the heightened mood of panic and chaos that seeps through Akira, and basically, it sounds amazing. This four tracker is done at just over ten minutes, but the extremes that Assassins 88 push their sound to on it make it feel like so much more. You can download the whole thing at Dream Damage.