FIRST TO LEAVE: Forging a Future: CD

San Fran outfit with distorted guitars, cool vocal melodies, and a whole lotta rock’n’roll pep. The second track is called “My Aim Is True,” but, amazingly enough, it is not an Elvis Costello cover. Spirited hi-jinks dudes! Produced by J. Robbins, he gives the record his patented “tools and chrome” finish to great effect. I like “Drag the Lake” and “You’re the Canyons” specifically. Expect great things from these rapscallions.

 –koepenick (Wednesday)