When you live with four distinct seasons, you crave music differently. Those first warm days, driving with the windows down, call for nothing other than power pop to me (though the hoards of cars blaring Sublime probably beg to differ). The Exploding Hearts have been in my CD player for no less than two weeks and then this beautiful slab of clear blue vinyl shows up on my doorstep. Jeffy McCloy is one of my favorite current vocalists, going from the crooning of Dave Vanian/Doug Burns to snarls to staccato, seamlessly. This is a good a place as any to start with Tranzmitors because, honestly, it’s all fuckin’ stellar. If this hasn’t sold out already, it will.
–megan (React, itstimetoreact.com)