CARBONAS: Self-titled: CD

When I was fifteen, I got busted for trying to steal cassette tapes. In the cop room, they made me take everything out of my pockets. The security guard inventoried it and said out loud as he wrote, “Had enough money to buy the tapes.” The photo they took of me looked like the guys on the Carbonas cover. Harshly lit black and white, desperate but fun. Their music is desperate fun, as if Cheap Trick threw out the cute guitars and arenas and finally got a sharp edge to go with the great power pop. No nonsense. If you liked any of their 7”s, this won’t disappoint.

 –mike (Goner)