FUNFUNS, THE: Self-titled: 12” EP

As the name alludes to, this is poppy stuff. But, fortunately, it’s not some saccharine shit that insults your intelligence. More somewhere between early punk and power pop. They have a keyboard that gives them a new wave aspect, but I doubt they were rocking the skinny ties and pinstripe shirts. “Wait Forever” is maybe my favorite song on here. It has a simple chorus that burrows into your brain, but the delivery and the tone of the song are what will have you coming back. It’s the type of song you throw on the end of the summer mix tape or CD-R. The song, “Everybody Likes You (I Don’t)” delivers on the promise of the title.With a title like that, it better be punk. It’s the most direct song on here. The speed is turned up a smidge, it’s a little agitated in delivery, but they keep all their pop sensibilities intact. Recorded back in 2008, and finally seeing the light of day, members have moved on to other bands like the Zebrassiers. A mere three hundred of these exist. Whoa!

 –M.Avrg (P. Trash, ptrashrecords.com)