HAYLEY AND THE CRUSHERS: Jewel Case: CD

Imagine looking at your journals from being a teenager and using them as your muse to write a whole album. Inspiration comes from many places, and Hayley’s high school notebook drawings influenced Jewel Case. Twelve syrupy-sweet, surf pop punk songs cover topics like hooking up in the backseat, mermaids, glitter, and young love. Self-proclaimed as “anthems that conjure up the image of Joan Jett on a surfboard,” I have to agree. I could definitely see her rocking out at Pismo Beach to these songs. –Cynthia Pinedo (Lost State)