I love singers who sound like cartoon characters. All the songs on this disc seem like they are sung by some colorful Saturday morning mischief maker with whammy bars attached to his vocal cords. More importantly, the songs are catchy. When I listen to “Zombie Hill,” I can clearly picture an animated scene in which a punk rock band is running down the middle of a city street, their legs spinning wildly, getting nowhere while a mob of corpses with gnarled teeth chase them. Even after this image has passed, I’ve still got the song in my head. Listen to this and see what cartoons it makes in your brain!
–mp (Self-released, www.myspace.com/thepsychonubs)