AUTOGRAMM: Jessica Don’t Like Rock ‘n’ Roll: 7”

I don’t have a lot of info about Autogramm other than they seem to be Vancouver’s latest new wave rockers. I know that CC Voltage is involved (who was last heard playing bass in Berlin’s excellent Dysnea Boys before moving back to Vancouver) and that in style and substance they bring to mind The Cars. A lot of people may not like that comparison—hell the band may not even like it—but I do mean it as a high compliment. The band is tight; there are light synth elements in there. The chorus is on repeat in my brain and I don’t have a problem with that. I want more. The B-side is a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Run to You.” It’s not done tongue in cheek, but rather stripped of its ‘80s glaze to reveal a ripper of a pop song. Who knew? Autogramm did. I look forward to hearing more. –Ty Stranglehold (Party Product, partyproductrecords.bigcartel.com)

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