male bonding- nothing hurts (3/5)

Nothing Hurts isn’t an ironic record. It isn’t post-grunge or a comment about the ridiculousness of ’90s retro a mere 16 years after Kurt Cobain’s death. Instead, Male Bonding have created a solid, energetic punk rock record that is joyfully unwilling to shy away from its pop sensibilities. Nothing Hurts is aggressive and loud but hooky-as-fuck; revelatory and exciting all the while remaining deeply nostalgic.