BUCK PETS, THE: Rares and Unreleased: CD

This is a new outtakes collection from this underappreciated outfit from Texas. “Sick and Stoned,” “A Longer Look,” and “Disappointed” are stand out songs here, but these all would have been good enough to get on an album proper. Only the last tune—a jazz vamp called “Funny That Way” should have been left in the garage. Otherwise, this is a worthy addition to a criminally out of print catalogue for this band from the ‘90s. I heard they just did a reunion show, so go find Ted Nicely and give us a new record!

 –koepenick (Self-released)