MYSTERY DATE: New Noir: LP

Finally, a full-length of clean-channel skinny tie mod punk from these kids. In a world up to its eyeballs in overproduction, autotune, and ideas battered into faceless, interchangeable commodities, a recording of a band basically plugging in and playing pop songs is a bit refreshing. They deliver their tunes straight ahead, with the nasal, vaguely Elvis Costello-ish vocals laying back a bit, and letting the instruments do a lot of the heavy lifting of pushing the hooks forward. The two singles I’d previously come across were faboo and promised what this album delivers. Kudos to ‘em. 

 –jimmy (Piñata, pinatarecords.blogspot.com)