PRETTY BOY THORSON & THE FALLING ANGELS: Ain’t It Funny: CD

Don’t let the upbeat, jangley, and lovesick-adolescent-boy tone fool you—this sloppy-drunk punk is chock-full of forethought and honest, lighthearted lyrics about heartbreak, self-hate, and drinking to forget. Self-aware suburban punks who don’t take themselves too seriously maintain a sense of humor on ten tracks with titles like “I Know I Said I Love You but I Guess I Don’t,” “If the Drinking Don’t Kill Me Then I’ll Think of Something Else,” and “Things I Should Have Told You before.” Keywords: Crimpshrine, East Bay, Sweet Baby, Lookout!, Gilman Street.

 –thiringer (Redemption Value)