Porter, former front man to The Regulars plus a slew of other Michigan outfits, has reunited with former band mates to form The Tucos. Back in the saddle, they deliver three solid tracks on glacier blue vinyl showcasing their range from power pop to country. The title track is straight up fun with Porter’s vocals reminding me of Beck at times, plus hurtling drums and ebullient rhythm; everything a night on the town should be, right? “Ain’t My House Anymore” is the game changer with a jangly bluegrass guitar structure and Porter sounding more like Tom Petty, where “Galveston,” the bonus song that comes with the MP3 download, is a country-inspired love letter. Recommended for those who appreciate the Telecaster’s twang.
–Kristen K (Magwheel, magwheel.com)