NEW TOWN ANIMALS: Fashion Fallout b/w Fallin: 7″

I like this. It’s charming and happy with some pretty catchy guitars slicing things up in the background. The vocalist, especially on “Fallin’ Outta Space,” sounds a lot like the main singer for the Briefs – half singing, half kinda mock falsettoing/balls-in-a-vice-ing. The overall result is clean and bouncy, reminiscent of that sliver of time where the first wave of punk hadn’t yet lost its steam and was coming from a hundred different directions, hardcore was still to come on the event horizon, and the term new wave hadn’t had the time to crank out iffy bands like The Motels. Worth a second look if you see it in the bin.

 –todd (Dirtnap)