CUTE LEPERS: Smart Accessories: CD

Just in case you missed the first few episodes, the Cute Lepers are a band populated by former members of the apparently deceased Briefs. While the Lepers add a bit more pop to their palette, they still mine essentially the same late ‘70s West Coast punk sound their predecessors did, with equal, occasionally superior, results. This latest release includes thirteen more tracks of pogo-tested greatness, though it was a bit of a bummer that “Berlin Girls” wasn’t a Smogtown cover.

 –jimmy (1234gorecords.com)