ACTION DESIGN, THE: Into a Sound: CD

When I pressed play, I immediately thought to myself, “Wow, this is kind of where Tsunami Bomb would have evolved to had the keyboardist not bailed and had they moved from Kung Fu Records to a major instead of breaking up.” Then, lo and behold, the fancy one-sheet declares that this CD is for fans of Blondie and Bloc Party (I don’t hear either) and Tsunami Bomb! The band features Agent M from said band on vocals. Except now, imagine less just-starting-out-vinyl-pressing-pre-Warped-Tour Tsunami Bomb and more Kelly Clarkson. Gag. Gag. Spew.

 –mrz (Pop Smear, popsmearrecords.com)