BIPOLAR BEAR: Mountain Dewd: CD

Picked it outta the pile ’cause, c’mon, it’s a pretty interesting band name and the album cover’s an altered take on a drawing of Vincent Price didn’t hurt matters in the least. As a result, I came to this disc with a lotta expectations, and, frankly, they didn’t really live up to most of ’em. While their approach to noise rock was promising with quirky rhythms and some intriguing guitar riffs, it ultimately wasn’t catchy enough to really register as too memorable.

 –jimmy (www.yosada.com)