All this week, Rocks Off will be featuring the 2009 HPMA Nominees for Best Local Song as our MP3s of the day. Because we're going in alphabetical order and descending order of volume,American Fangs
' "Le Kick" gets to lead off today. Good choice for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, as this power-punk blast sounds like it's powered entirely by rocket fuel. Structurally, imagine the Jim Carroll Band ("People Who Died") with a Foo Fighters chorus - or hell,
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. The Houston quartet, whose self-titled 2009 EP is available for $5 download via SmartPunk.com, is currently on tour with Sick Puppies and Hurt, and returns home to play Scout Bar Clear Lake with Burn Halo July 31. You have until Sunday to vote in the music awards - ballots are in paper issues of the Press or online here.