NEW CREASES: Self-titled: CDEP

Five great songs from Columbus, Ohio! Boy/girl vocals; super catchy! Some of this really reminds me of Black Rainbow, without the growly vocals. Actually, could picture this band touring with any Iggy-Scam-backed band—Shotwell, Black Rainbow, Onion Flavored Rings—all of this is just another way of saying that I really, really like this band! Plus a great Jawbreaker cover (“The Boat Dreams from the Hill”). If it were a cereal, it’d be Frosted Flakes! More punk rock than pop punk, but with plenty of sugar-coated melodic yumminess! Use your allowance money on this one!

 –maddy (Self-released)