IMPULSE, THE / BOY/GIRL: Split: 7″

The Impulse: A familiar name. Featuring members of Dirt Bike Annie, The Impulse fall in between pop punk and power pop, very reminiscent of the Hi-Fives: catchy, upbeat rock’n’roll with the highest priority being on having fun. There’s also a companion DVD included too. Boy/Girl: An unfamiliar name. Mid-tempo, fairly arty, slightly noisy indie rock. I want to say that if it was the mid to late ‘90s, and Sub Pop was based in Hoboken or Jersey City, this band would be on that label.

 –joe (Self-released)