VENTS, THE/TEEN SENSATION GLASSES: Split: CD

The Vents: no fucking thanks. This shit sounds like MXPX, and it’s bands like this that make me embarrassed to say I like pop punk: ultra-slick, radio-friendly pop punk that makes me wanna totally vomit. The Teen Sensation Glasses, on the other hand, are excellent. This totally belongs on Whoa Oh (the label that brought us the Ergs!)?it’s a little bit Ergs-y but a little more rough around the edges, with a nice new wavey/ keyboard twist a la the Minds or the Epoxies, but just a little. This record is totally 50/50; one band I fucking love, and the other band I fucking hate.

 –ben (Whoa Oh)