FINLAND STATION: Fat Accompli: CD

Finland Station is a very Dead Kennedys-influenced, fast old school punk band from L.A. It’s refreshing to hear something this straightforward coming out in 2010, although there’s a slight avant-garde undercurrent present throughout. Maybe it’s unfair to stress the DK influence, but the singer sounds like he’s doing a flat-out impersonation of Jello Biafra. Maybe in the future, Elvis impersonators will be replaced by Biafra impersonators. Interesting concept, no? In any event, Fat Accompli is a seriously enjoyable album.

 –Art Ettinger (Self-released, finlandstation.com)