MANTS, THE: Self-titled: Cassette

If the tape cover and portmanteau band name are to be believed, The Mants are humanoid bugs who have touched down on Earth to rock our unsuspecting citizens. The whole “new to the planet” thing would explain how they’re able to play the same ol’ rock’n’roll riffs with such fury and conviction. These eight songs are a blast. I’d be shocked if The Mants’ home-planet shows aren’t a wild mess of space beer and smiling ant faces. Mission accomplished, Mants! 

 –Chris Terry (Shake!)