MARKED MEN, THE: Self-titled: CD

Some serious power pop-inspired punk from these guys, which, considering the label, wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Like the FM Knives, who draw heavily from the Buzzcocks, these guys are obviously draw more than their share of influence from bands past, yet there’s enough energy and conviction to their approach to keep things sounding fresh and stave off any “been there, done that” feelings.

 –jimmy (Rip Off)