FOOT OX: Self-titled: CD

Scrappy acoustic music with a lot of energy and a lot of buddies playing extra instruments on songs that still boil down to one guy with a guitar. There’s a bittersweetness to the buzzed fun that reminds me of pre-yuppie Flaming Lips albums. I suggest this album for someone who is looking to give their ears a break from punk, but still retain an essential DIY spirit while avoiding over-earnest folk-punk corniness.

 –CT Terry (myspace.com/footox)