Review: The Code

The Code
“Rhetoric of Reason”
(Jump Start Records)

The Code come through with a remarkably Gilman Street-esque homage to punkers of yesteryear on this little four-track EP.  With influences from Op Ivy to Slapstick (ok, so they’re not technically Gilman, but still), “Rhetoric” is full of walking bass lines and two-tone elements, while still capable of delivering a few good shots to the ribs.  The kicker is a cover of “Unity”, which is every bit as good as Real Big Fish’s cover, if that means anything to you.  While “Rhetoric” may not showcase everything that The Code is capable of, it’s still a pretty fun little album.