GRABASS CHARLESTONS: Dale & The Careeners: CD

Florida punk staple adds some rootsy, Springsteen rock’n’roll to their gruff punk for a rock opera about a junkie couple named Dale and Cassandra. The Charlestons are ripping off The Hold Steady all over this album, but it’s hard to complain when it results in their catchiest batch of songs yet. Here’s to romance: “Cassandra’s not the type to weather the winter and Dale’s a nice guy with a good space heater.”

 –CT Terry (No Idea)