DISMEMBERMENT PLAN, THE/JUNO : Split: CDEP

Originally released as a single, this is brought back in digital format with two extra tracks from both bands. This is my first time hearing Juno, and I gotta say I’m hooked. Good, solid pop rock that moves smooth yet has a crashing feel. Their cover of DJ Shadow’s “High Noon” is worth the price of admission alone. The Dismemberment Plan starts off with the chaotic, sirens blaring “The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich,” but their rendition of Jennifer Page’s “Crush” is where they shine the brightest.

 –M.Avrg (DeSoto Records)