Singles collections can be tricky things. Side 1 can be all A sides and the reverse all Bs. Or they can be A/B chronology…either way, the potential of fifty percent let-down continuously hovers. Jetty Boys and Urban Pirate smartly stack this collection LP with their sides of six split releases, harvesting the sound of a band consistently trying to out-do their compatriots’ side (plus three unreleased tracks). Cobbled together in this fashion, Jetty Boys have released an incredibly strong and impressively cohesive full length. Singles Going Steady for nuevo pop punk fiends. Check those “12 Steps” and “Not Even Close” leads for Buzzcocks reference.
–Matt Seward (Urban Pirate)