BURNING FICTION: Don’t Lose Touch: CD

Perth, Australia’s answer to Pennywise, Burning Fiction plays bland, but listenable melodic hardcore with a little less melody and a little more hardcore. This is an appropriately slick, but not overproduced album that couldn’t hurt a fly. Some of the songs have a few too many breakdowns to take seriously, but populist, earnest, accessible punk will always have its place in the hearts, minds, and high school lockers of youth worldwide. Plus they’re on Pee Records, a label name that I can’t say out loud without cracking up.

 –Art Ettinger (Pee)