MARKED MEN, THE: Nothing’s Changed/She Won’t Know: 7″

A year off didn’t dull the songwriting quality, with one each from Mark and Jeff. It’s not punk, it’s not pop, it’s not retro, it’s the best qualities of all three. “She Won’t Know” sounds like it could be on the 1960s radio while 1980s kids make out. “Nothing’s Changed” is a power popper in line with the faster previous Marked Men stuff. Easily one of the most consistently great bands playing today. Surprise, surprise, this musta been done while Jeff was in Japan—liner notes say he plays all the instruments on his song while the other three play on Mark’s song. Shit’s tight.

 –mike (Shit Sandwich)