BAD MOVES: Self-titled: 7” EP

If only more bands sounded like Bad Moves. This foursome is a reminder of the quality punk-leaning indie pop from the early nineties that I miss. As much as the term indie is thrown around these days, ninety-nine percent of the bands that claim to play in the subgenre aren’t worthy and are mostly total garbage. DC’s Bad Moves are the opposite of that, “Drain Me” being the best example of it on this debut EP. The rest of the tunes are lovely, jangly punk pop numbers. The internet tells me this 7” is on Nervous Nelly, and the band themselves may be affiliated with Don Giovanni, but the record itself has no info. –Steve Adamyk (Nervous Nelly, nervousnelly.storenvy.com)

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