BE MY DOPPELGANGER: Sonic Annihilation: 7”

Important Literary Notice: As of this morning, it has become apparent to me that The Ergs! have supplanted Screeching Weasel and the Queers in contemporary punk rock referencing! To wit, a zine I was reading late last night included a footnote to the Ergs! And now this lyric: “I think you’ve probably heard the Ergs before/You said I play them all the time.” And although studies show that it’s not scientifically possible for me to like Screeching Weasel more (“Your levels might be considered dangerous by some researchers,” the study leader told me. “But still, I say, ‘Go for it.’ I love My Brain Hurts, too!”), I am wholeheartedly in favor of this paradigm shift! I love the Ergs! And now, to the matter at hand: This is really good pop punk, two boy singers, a song about a pizza party, and, guess what? One of their songs reminds me of, dare I say it, the Ergs! You should like this band! Maybe you already like this band! If this were a cereal, it would be Apple Jacks! And I think this band could very well someday reach the Corn Pops level! Seriously!

 –maddy (It’s Alive)