SODA POP KIDS, THE: Stomp and Shout!: 7″

The singer has that underground new wave high-pitched voice thing going for him on this two-track 7”. The B-side, “Santa Monica Pearls,” is definitely the more pulsing, fun pop song with clever harmonies and lyrics about men who look like ladies. The Soda Pop Kids’ sound reminds me of Nick Lowe. The band also lives up to their name by being uninhibited, cavity-forming, sweet pop music and 7” packaging that goes along with their vibe. The record itself has red, yellow, and blue color splattered on clear vinyl.

 –N.L. Dewart (No Front Teeth, Meaty Beaty, longshotmusic.com)