HORRIBLE THINGS: Everybody Else: LP

I gambled on the vibrant jacket art by Brian Galecki and won. Horrible Things write short pop punk gems with an acerbic edge. From what I can gather, this band is one dude: Tim Reynolds. This is made all the more impressive by the fact that the songs sound dynamic and energetic. The power is in the brevity, as the hooks never fall into cloying bro-anthemic call and responses, and the guitars are often dark enough for the pessimist in me. Everybody Else is for fans of The Copyrights and Southern California’s Karoshi Boy. Recommended. 

 –Sean Arenas (Secret Pennies, secretpennies.com)