LASH OUTS, THE: Elation and Shame: CD

Power pop is a label that gets frequently thrown around to describe bands, but seldom fits. The Lash Outs are one of the few bands to which the label does them justice. Their sound is a fusion of punk and rock’n’roll with strong pop hooks, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and guitar wankery all over. The result is a catchy album that you can’t help but smile while listening to.

 –Paul J. Comeau (The Lash Outs, [email protected])