DOT DASH: Half-Remembered Dream: CD

Remember when bands like The Jam and The Buzzcocks could balance a punk edge with a pop sensibility like a juggler with fifty bowls on their head riding a unicycle? Well, Dot Dash does. The emphasis here is on songs, and the band delivers on their third album. Songs like “Bloom/Decay” and “Shopworn Excuse” feature soaring harmonies and chiming guitars. Don’t forget the rhythm section, which is nimble and authoritative, sometimes all in the same chorus! Don’t go underground without Dot Dash in your playlist.

 –koepenick (Beautiful Music)