CUTE LEPERS, THE: Smart Accessories: CD

The second album from the new band by the Briefs’ founder Steve E Nix and later Briefs’ member Kicks, continuing the power sugar pops their previous band invested everything in. Err, what else would you need to know? That should make it automatic for you, whether it’s run-out-and-get or total avoidance. I feel like it’s by-the-numbers punk, but hard to deny anyone their love for all things Cheap Trick.

 –mike (1-2-3-4 Go!, 1234gorecords.com)