DIALS, THE: Amoeba Amore: CD

Sep 29, 2008

This is a supremely enjoyable pop punk with great girl group vocals and keyboards. Think the Soviettes with a little more power pop in their veins, or the Epoxies with less sci-fi. Songs like “Antonio,” “Amoeba Amore,” and “Joe Lies” are really fun upbeat numbers. A few of the songs, like “Aim and Shoot” and “Sharp Teeth,” are moodier and darker in tone. This isn’t a bad spot in the record, since every song is supremely listenable. There’s also a cover of Foreigner’s “Urgent” which, by all means, should suck but instead deconstructs the song so it sounds like an awesome lost B-52’s and Devo collaboration. Check this stuff out. 

 –Adrian (No Fun)