Masked Intruder: Four songs played in the key of tight, 4/4 pop punk. One of my favorite keys. One of these songs is also on their self-titled full length, available from Red Scare. The songs are about girls, and are very good. The Turkletons: These two songs are faster, but still in the pop punk key. A dude sings the first song, which is about the kissing disease (it’s a real thing). A girl sings the second song, which is about having a kidney stone. I listened to that one a couple extra times. I’m a sucker for female vocalists. You can’t lose on either side of this one.
–Nighthawk (Hang Up / Rad Girlfriend / Lost Cat, hanguprecords.com)