PRE-TEENS, THE: Mess: 7”

When I saw that Cheetah’s Records put this out, I was hoping for something as good as the American Steel stuff they’ve put out. Sadly, not the case. The Pre-teens are pretty boring pop punk, with girl vocals. (Isn’t it annoying how I havta mention this, since there are so few girls in punk bands, and therefore “male vocals” is assumed unless I say otherwise? But I digress with my riot grrrl sentiments!) Not horrible by any means, but lacking something to distinguish it from every other pop punk record out there. If this were a cereal, it’d be regular Corn Flakes.

 –maddy (Cheetah’s)