Pollen – Chip – CD

Pollen – Chip – CD

Pollen – Chip – CD (Fueled by Ramen Records) Hmmm, I’ve listened to this several times and still can’t think of what to write. They play decent power pop and can write hooks and their singer is good, but it just doesn’t grab me. Either I...
The Service – Who’s Criminal? – CD

The Service – Who’s Criminal? – CD

The Service – Who’s Criminal? – CD (GMM Records) Great punchy UK style punk rock in the same spirit as The Clash and Sham 69. The lead singer rants on several of the songs like a euphoric Keith Morris with a British accent. I like The Service, but by...
The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD The production is sparse – not lo-fi, but not exactly Backstreet Boys, either. The songs are rock-pop-punky, with distorted guitars, crunchy bass lines and steady beats. Occassionally, a tasty guitar solo creeps through,...
V/A – Playing 4 Square – CD

V/A – Playing 4 Square – CD

V/A – Playing 4 Square – CD (Suburban Home Records) This Comp bills itself as “A display of four up and coming record labels” I really couldn’t tell. All the bands sounded the same except for the Nobodys, whose track Tonight was really...
Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD (Goodink Records) Another great cow punk release for me to review for this issue of MR. This band has a more rockin’ sound as compared to the other cow punk releases we’ve received. I also loved the use of the...