IMPULSE INTERNATIONAL, THE: Point of Action: CD

When bands try to pull the telecommuting/living all over the place thing, the results are either terrible, or really great and interesting. Fortunately, this falls under the later. Finally getting a full length together after a slew of 7”s, The Impulse have always had a fairly distinctive power pop meets classic ‘70s punk sound (very similar to the Buzzcocks or Undertones), but I feel like even more so here. This could pass as a lost Richard Hell and the Voidoids record that’s more straight up, without all the weird, wanky guitar parts. Great and interesting, indeed.

 –joe (Dirtnap)