Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

By Matthew Fiander

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms. 29 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

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