SPASTIC HEARTS, THE: No Girls, No Fun: LP

This is a fun and inoffensive record filled with super slick-sounding pop punk songs about girls, girls, and relationships (most likely with girls). This would likely fit well amongst any Ramones-influenced pop punk records, with the Huntingtons immediately coming to mind as a comparison. But, this has more polish and more of an ‘80s power pop influence than the straight-up Ramones chomping of a band like the Huntingtons. It comes off way more pop than punk, and while despite feeling a little too slick at times, it’s done really well. This is the kind of record I put on the turntable when I’m in a bad mood because you can’t possibly continue feeling upset when something this catchy and infectious is playing. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Jolly Ronnie / Swamp Cabbage)