This band is called Flesh Lights. Let’s just get that out of the way. At least three people (or two, if this band runs by majority rule) thought that over, decided it was a good idea, and went for it. Okay. Anyway, what came forth when I threw this record on was not the obnoxious shock rock the name suggested, but some perfectly reasonable, jangly, poppy garage punk. “You Don’t Know” is decent, but “No Longer” clearly deserves its A-side status; it’s as catchy as a cleaned-up Future Virgins single, and there’s this endearingly goofy guitar lead between the verses that I just can’t get over. It’s the kind of thing you might put on in the car with your dad to keep him reasonably happy while you listen to something you’re into.
–Indiana Laub (Twistworthy, [email protected], twistworthy.com)