MAKEOUT PARTY, THE: Self-titled: 7”

The Makeout Party have been doing their homework. I won’t lie. I thought they sucked for quite a while and would invariably walk out when they played. This 7” changes my opinion of ‘em for the better. They’ve made a great two-songer of jangly, shakin’, heart-of-gold, ‘60s pop with dirty fingernails. Think AM radio when it was vital and of suburban punks channeling Smokey Robinson and the early Stones, and you’re in the right mind frame. It’s no stretch to maintain that fans of the Reigning Sound would dig ‘em. My only small complaint: they could wrap their songs up a little quicker. Cool shit.

 –todd (Kapow)