HOBOCOP: Self-titled: CD

Oakland’s Hobocop dishes out some deliciously lo-fi recordings of some quirky and catchy garage rock on this here CD. The vocals echo. The bass is tuneful and melodic. The drums snap and pop like a jazzy Gene Krupa snare and cymbal dance party. Organ notes round out the sound nicely by filling in the vacant spaces. Hobocop succeeds in bridging the gap between Nuggets-era garage rock and punky lo-fi Tucson weirdoes like Nobunny and the Sneaky Pinks. Good stuff.

 –Jeff Proctor (myspace.com/hobocopmusic)