PESTS, THE: Misdirection: LP

Seventies style power pop from the Twenty-first Century. Meaning, today, the here and now. Listening to this, I get mental pictures of Sunset Blvd. from thirty years ago, girls in short shorts, feathered hair, and Sixteen magazine. “Can’t Keep Myself Straight,” which opens this, is the choice cut. Good tempo and drive. “Leaving Home” is a nice little burner with a quick bouncy rhythm. Solid listen.

 –M.Avrg (Static Impulse, www.staticimpulserecords.com)