RUSHMORES, THE: Giggidagiggidagiggida!: CDEP

How many Ramones-influenced pop punk bands are there? I know, I know. But, how many of them do you actually find listening to over and over again? Yes, this is covered ground, but it’s worth a listen or twenty. The main vocals are damn near perfect for the style—not even a hint of the whine that a lot of pop punk bands seem to think works. Everything is pulled together tightly. The vocal harmonies are incorporated into the songs in a manner not overly bubblegum-ish. Plus, the last of four songs is“We’re from Haddonfield,” and horror movie references are one of the many paths into my musical heart.

 –megan (Punkhead)