YOUR PEST BAND: Never Fall You Again: 7”

Your Pest Band consistently writes really good music. Period. “Never Fall You Again” is now my favorite YPB song. They no longer resemble manic pop punk, so if your favorite tune is “You Were the Rebel,” then you might be disappointed. However, this Japanese quartet re-envision ‘60s garage pop hooks with a growling attitude. Fumito’s snarl softens the shimmering guitars and keeps the 7” from being too cute or throwback. When “Escape” kicks in with a howling guitar, I want to pogo until I puke. This is a great place to start for newcomers and an all-around excellent release from a prolific group.

 –Sean Arenas (Brassneck)