PETS, THE: Sticky Situations b/w Never Ask for Help: 7”

An ex FM-Knives guy and two other dudes step into the power pop arena and the results have flashes of the fantastic—of Cheap Trick, of The Gain, of Top Ten—but their cheerleader’s kicks aren’t as high, nor are their chops as Bruce Lee, throat-collapsing as any of the four aforementioned bands at their best. Humble suggestion: cut the lengths, cut the repetition, slightly higher voltage battery in the guitars. There’s a good seed in there.

 –todd (Sweet Rot)