TEENAGE SOFTIES: Brunch: 7”

Thoughtful, spirited pop punk with male/female vocals and the unfortunate tendency to extend a song’s refrain a bit longer than seems necessary. Five tracks, all of them well played, though the recording seemed a bit thin and the first side of the record tended to skip. Still, there’s serious potential here—Brunch makes me think of either Astrid Oto or a more frenzied Oswald Five-O, both of whom had some pretty cool songs in their catalog.

 –keith (Meth Mouth)