PUBES, THE: Peat Sounds: CD

Ack! This band is toying with my emotions through the use of Snakepit-meets-Dr. Seuss cover art! I’m such a sucker for good cartoon-ey drawings that this band could play Jets to Brazil-esque crap, and I’d still think they’re pretty good. Attention pop punk devotees: This was recorded at Sonic Iguana! To the uninitiated, this means that it’s a.) pop punk, b.) guitar-happy, and c.) good! The music is your standard pop punk, but the lyrics? There’s the song “Squirrel Fight Pt 1” (“They go at it every night/Come on buddy, don’t be lame/Pay your dollar, state your name/I promise you’ll be glad you came/Get geared up for the big squirrel fight!”) and the song “Oven Burn,” which repeats the line “Jackie Joyner Kersey” over and over! Shameless copying of Ben Snakepit’s comic style? Songs about female athletes? If this were a cereal, it’d be those colored Rice Krispies that don’t exist anymore. Rice Krispies=standard fare, but different colors=silliness. I am dumb!

 –maddy (Roadhouse Tunes)