DOCKS has a sound reminiscent of my time spent jumping backyard to backyard in Southern California looking for the best house shows.

The South Bay-bred band is now out with a new release titled Misdirection that is intense and well-executed, paying attention to the finer details of melodies, the driving rhythm section, and belting vocals. “Liar” is fixated around the lingering melody carried by lead-guitarist Jamie, where “Riptide” revolves around the catchy lyrics from Ranier in the chorus.

Misdirection is filled with elements of post-hardcore, punk and even pop-punk, but more than anything, it has the sound of your favorite and most dynamic band that tears apart your best friend’s backyard or your favorite hole-in-the-wall venue.