SHOCKED MINDS: Self-titled: CD

Another winner from HoZac here. Former members of the Carbonas, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Beat Beat Beat, and Games get together to deliver a full-length bounty of neo/retro-punk tunes along the same lines as Sonic Avenues, Rough Kids, Busy Signals, and so on. Tunes have a bevy of hooks and a dark undertow to the lion’s share of the proceedings. This ain’t gonna make it through the week before it gets worn down to the nubs.

 –jimmy (HoZac, hozacrecords.com)