Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Why they matter: Frontman Lee Spielman channels infamous punk hellraiser G.G. Allin, while drums, electric guitar, and bass thrash through a riotous combination of West Coast punk and hardcore.
You should know: Talk about perfect pairings: The title track of Trash Talk's East of Eden EP (out now) features vocals from Black Flag and Circle Jerks co-founder Keith Morris.
LISTEN: Trash Talk, "East of Eden"
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