PIZZA TIME: U Wanna Pizza Me?: Cassette

This particular pie falls into the category of split toppings: side A is entirely in Spanish and carries with it all the hallmarks of a one-man band: canned drums, bleeps n’ bloops, keyboards. In a live band setting, this stuff might work better than it does here, despite some catchy riffs (which, as in, “Tu Muchacho,” sound Lou Reed-y. What is it with pizza bands and the Velvet Underground?). It’s all pretty twee until side B, which steps on the effects pedals and rocks way harder (though not without the aforementioned one-man-band signifiers getting distracting, and not without occasionally sounding like The Pod ). Tasty enough, but I’m still hungry.

 –Michael T. Fournier (Burger)