CASTAVET: Summer Fences: CD

Nineties-style emo punk from Chicago with gruff Small Brown Bike/Hot Water Music vocals and clean, math-lite guitars. Most of the songs are snoozy and ponderous, but on the rare occasion when they pick up the pace to something faster than a crawl, I get bittersweet memories of bearded guys clutching backpack straps and bobbing back and forth in VFW halls.

 –CT Terry (Count Your Lucky Stars,