The Routes- Alligator CD. There are a huge number of great bands in Japan right now and one of the best is The Routes. I’ve always thought that one of The Routes strongest points is that they put 100 percent heart and soul into each song and these eleven songs are no exception. This album is freaked-out 100 mph fuzz garage and executed with more than the usual amount of frenzied guitar attack. This disc just bleeds with passionate garage rock! The guitars are raw and primitive, the vocals are scratchy and their drummer is a beast. These guys clearly know how to play, as well, as the songs are just so fuckin’ tight.. Another flat out banger from one of Japan’s finest with cool looking cover art by Christophe Lopez-Huici. Recommended. Import from the UK.