AM/FM’S, THE: Self-titled: 7”

May 21, 2014

Mid-tempo Ramones revivalism at its most lovably predictable: catchy choruses (“baby” / “maybe” / “crazy” rhymes sprinkled throughout), power pop progressions, and swaggering rock’n’roll leads. “Damn Right (It’s a Saturday Night)” is a solid, if familiar, opener that details how Saturday night makes these guys feel—you guessed it—all right. On this night they are also going to have a good time. Damn right. This is very much along the lines of what plenty of fellow nostalgics like The Mandates are doing. Nothing new here, but that’s not what the AM/FM’s seem to be going for. 

 –Indiana Laub (Radio Guru, [email protected])