Poster Children "Grand Bargain!" (2018) ***1/2

Grand Bargain! (2018), self-described "post wavers" Poster Children's tenth LP (and first in 14 years!) is their most political and their tightest (a brisk 34 mins). Only one song clocks in over 4 mins (the poignant "Devil And The Gun," a comment on mass shootings) and some are barely over 2 mins. "Final Offense," with its mathy white funk is a standout track. The DIYrs have made another very good album, engineered by legendary workhorse Steve Albini (who they worked with back in the early 90s), at times hearkening back to their sound from that decade.