PASTIES, THE / HAIL SEIZURES: Punk as Folk: CD

What do you get when you mix banjo, fiddle, trumpet, and toy piano with punk energy and folk melodies, and have a sing-along with it at a picnic in the park? You’ll find yourself in the middle of a Pasties show, or that’s what their six tracks on this split CD make it sound like. The Hail Seizures were a little under-produced, but this split is still an excellent marriage of folk, punk, and, oh yeah, fun.

 –guest (Nana Nana Boo Boo, www.myspace.com/nanananabooboorecords)