DAMNSELS, THE: Self-titled: 7″

I hate to make the comparison, but this band reminds me of the early Go Go’s before they put out Beauty and the Beat. The obvious cliché is the band has female vocals. But it is also in the songs. The band has that early punk-meets-surf sound. The rawness of the recording and the brightness of the sound make it sound early ‘80s: like they studied the time period. But the high factor in their songs is their ability to be melodic and catchy at the same time. Interesting to see what more comes out of this band from Canada.

 –don (www.myspace.com/thedamnsels)