DIRT BIKE ANNIE: Show Us Your Demons: CD

Okay, you caught me. I like power pop. I mean, sure, I like Charles Bronson just as much as the next guy, but I’m just as likely to throw on the Figgs or something. The thing about power pop – and this is true for any type of music – is that it’s really easy to be a parody. On the one hand, you’ve got really good bands like Yesterday’s Kids that play power pop without any sort of contrivance or pretension, and on the other hand, you’ve got mildly irritating bands (Tina and the Total Babes) that seem to be formed with the purpose of, “Dude, let’s start a power pop band and cover a bunch of ‘80s bands. Hey, where’d you get that striped shirt?”…I think I’ve babbled enough. Technically speaking, Dirt Bike Annie is a fucking rad band. Catchy as all hell, swell harmonies, enough balls to keep the proceedings rocking at a reasonable level, and most importantly, no Holly and the Italians covers! Get this. –Not Josh

 –guest (Dirtnap)