LAST CHORDZ, THE: Self-titled: CD

I find it quite amusing when bands list the more famous bands they’ve shared bills with on their press sheets, as if playing with Battalion of Saints or the Briefs somehow means you’re a better band. In this case, these guys really don’t need to feel all that insecure, ’cause although what they peddle – ‘70s/‘80s punk with liberal doses of early Posh Boy thug pop – ain’t exactly mind-bogglingly original, they are quite proficient in their execution, and their songs are catchy enough to allow them some room to stand solidly on their own feet. Half the songs on here sound like they could’ve been Channel 3 outtakes circa “Fear of Life.” Truth be told, I’m digging it a little more with each listen.

 –jimmy (www.thelastchordz.com)