DEL-TOROS: Surfival of the Rockest: CD

This great European band brings high energy, “respect the rock”-style garage with some surf overtones to the table. As an unapologetic “rockist,” I highly endorse this slab, produced by Rollins Band soundman/fifth member Theo Van Rock. Really cool mix of Scandi hard rock with surfy guitars and—unlike a lot of the late ‘90s bands—this one can actually write a song instead of just a guitar lead. Sounding a lot like a better Flaming Sideburns with a surf lead guitarist, Del-Toros just rip it up from start to finish here.

 –frame (Lighttown Fidelity)