ANDY PALACE AND THE COOLHEADS: Self-titled: 7”

Typically I’d say that this is your standard garage-y punk or vice versa, but there’s a little more going on with the instrumentation here. After all: there are six freakin’ people in the band! The new wave-sounding synths go along nicely with the tiny bit of glam swagger and wailing guitar leads. Bad Sports meets the Lost Sounds, if that makes any sense. There’s a little something for everyone who likes punk and there’s even more in store for you if you like fully naked men on the cover. –Juan Espinosa (Jonny Cat, no address listed)