FRIEND OF MY YOUTH: Self-titled: Cassette

This Santa Barbara-based “pop-punky emo”three-piece only plans to be around for a few months, and that makes me sad because this five-song cassette was really good. They make a lot of noise for three people! “We started this band because I really like Jimmy Eat World and The Get Up Kids, but it turned out a little different from the original plan,” says the blurb on the record label’s site. You can definitely hear those two bands in this tape, which is probably why I liked it so much.

 –Bianca (Secret Pennies)