MASCARA NITES: Self-titled: LP

A female-driven garage pop band with perfect vocals, Mascara Nites sounds like an authentic 1960s girl group, only schooled by the decades that followed. They’re sort of like an edgier version of Sugar Stems, which is not a bad thing at all. If it’s too much of a gimmick, I’m falling for it anyway. There’s even a gleefully silly music video online for “Tiger Lily (Oo La La),” one of the best songs on the LP. Terrific from start to finish, this LP is well worth looking for. Just don’t get any mascara on the cool outer sleeve.

 –Art Ettinger (Shake!, experienceshake.com)