DIVEBOMB HONEY, THE: Beat, Beat, Beat: Demo CD-R EP

A four-track, made-at-home new wave duo that’s much better that it sounds on paper (much like Altanta’s great one man new wave band, Derek Lyn Plastic) because for all the keyboards, stripes, goofy sunglasses, and good singing, they haven’t neglected the card often missing from the deck: songwriting. Catchy stuff that would fit right at home on the Valley Girl soundtrack. It’s a little bit sparser than the Minds, not quite as tumbling as the Epoxies, but a damn fine debut that a savvy record company (along the lines of Alien Snatch or Screaming Apple) would do well to put out.

 –todd (The Divebomb Honey)