One part Morrissey crooning (including his penchant for sardonic witticisms about unrequited love), another part jangly leads lifted from the fingers of Johnny Marr (sans the aquatic warbles), and a big serving of syrupy pop hooks. Some tunes slip by—short, catchy, instantly to the point. While others, like “The Burn” and “The Interstate,” flaunt bouncy garage choruses and pleasant chiming percussions. Includes a cover of The Flesh Eaters’ “Pony Dress.” Overall, lighthearted and compact: the perfect short drive cassette.
–Sean Arenas (Ut, ut-records.com / Drug Party, drugparty.com)