FIRST BASE: You’ve Got a Hold on Me: 7”

It’s always nice when you get something for review that you were planning on picking up anyway. I have been hearing rumblings about this power pop band from Toronto for a few years and have been meaning to pick up a record. Cover art on the single is clearly a reference to legendary Belfast band Rudi and that is as good a comparison as any. Towing that line between wimpy/power pop and tip toeing up to punk occasionally, First Base are simply a world class power pop band. Now, I gotta get that LP that came out a while back. 

 –frame (Hosehead, hoseheadrecords.bigcartel.com)