IMPULSE INT’L, THE: Arm the Girls: 7"

May 26, 2008

This New Jersey trio is comprised of ex-members of pop punk darlings Dirt Bike Annie and I feel like this is something that I should totally love, but I’m just not feeling it. It’s totally competent, catchy, jangly power pop, but I think I’m just getting a little burned out on this kinda thing. Musically, I’d toss it somewhere between the Mick-fronted Clash songs and any number of the essential ‘70s power pop bands. Probably if I’d heard this a year ago, I’d have been pretty stoked about it, but right now I think it’s just alright. Fun and dance-y, but I usually need a bit more than that to knock me out. –Dave Williams

 –guest (Deranged)