SWEAT SHOP BOYS: Always Polite Never Happy: EP

Holy shit! A good chef knows how to add just the right ingredients to make a dish sing. One wrong move and the dish is too sweet, too sour, too bland. This band from Israel know how to blend the best parts of bands like the Red Dons, with the quirkiness of Toys That Kill and the pop smarts of any of the Dirtnap crew. Handclaps, organs, sing-a-long choruses? Where do I sign up? Fucking A+. I love this. 

 –Tim Brooks (Crapoulet, crapoulet.fr)