PETS, THE: Let’s Go: 7″

The pile of power pop bands has been growing at a rapid and disturbing rate as of late. Reissues of material by the Fast Cars and Pointed Sticks have lead scores of skinny twenty-somethings to purchase Rickenbachers and try their hands at writing hook-laden, mid-tempo songs that would make Eric Carmen proud. Some are successful, most come off looking and sounding like gigantic pussies. The Pets fall into the successful category and are at the absolute top of the power pop heap. This single, their fourth (fifth?) and best, continues their string of highest quality pop releases. Good time music that will put a smile on your face. The Pets knack for writing deceptively simple pop tunes is rivaled only by the Fevers. If songs this good and “easy” were so simple to write, how come more bands can’t do it? Party single of the summer!

 –benke (Douchemaster)