As a native New Yorker, it’s pretty easy to forget about other cities’s scenes that aren’t super metropolises; however, there are cities across the country which have relevant and interesting music scenes – one of them is Birmingham AL, the home of Communicating Vessels Records, one of the country’s sadly unheralded and most interesting indie labels as they’re the home to the Greed Seeds, Isidore and the region’s most renown punk act, Dirty Lungs. Although they’ve gone through a number of lineup changes – as most punk bands inevitably do, it’s also resulted in a change of sonic direction for the band. And with new members Chris Scott and Justin Ward, founding members Ra-Jaan Parmley and Carson Mitchell, the band’s sound has become a sleazy, gritty garage rock reminiscent of barn-burners Obits and Metz, among others, as you’ll hear on “I Suck In Bed,” the album opening track off the band’s forthcoming self-titeld effort. And holy shit, the song just kicks ass.