MANIX, THE: Neighborhood Wildlife: LP

Gruff pop punk sung by the guy who does back ups in Banner Pilot. If you like Banner Pilot, listen to this. There is no barrier to entry! None! Literally, the Venn Diagram is just one circle. That’s not to say this sounds exactly like Banner Pilot, but the similarities are there enough. There’s a little less screaming, a little more melody, and a whole lot of love. It’s the same kind of thing that makes Dead Mechanical or The Credentials fun. I could compare them to Screeching Weasel, but does that really say anything anymore? Highly recommended.

 –Bryan Static (It’s Alive, itsaliverecords.com /All For Hope)