THUNDERING ASTEROIDS!: The Nerd Punk Guide to the Galaxy: CD

Thundering Asteroids! has spent the last few years knocking out catchy punk rock with themes touching on various sci-fi/popular films, all of which leads to each band member proudly wearing the tag “geek.” This latest album continues in that vein with songs being influenced by films such as Aliensand Blade Runner, and characters such as Batman, Iron Man, and Doctor Doom. Although not as immediate as previous releases, this has gradually grown on me despite lacking any clear standout tracks—”Punk Rock Mix Tape” is a pretty good song, though, with name checks for many classic punk bands.

 –Rich Cocksedge (Self-released, [email protected], thunderingasteroids.com)