ZYGOTEENS: Sleeping with the Stereo On: 7” EP

‘90s style pop punk from Milwaukee ((which kinda makes retroactive sense, given that Milwaukee really didn’t have any pop punk bands of its own in the ‘90s, unless you’re counting Alligator Gun, which i’m not)) which is, at bare minimum, a bit more tuneful than current standard-bearers/dead-horse-beaters like Teenage Bottlerocket or the Manges, yet not really transcendent enough to move into the rarified straits of cross-platform striped shirt stalwarts like the Yum Yums or whomever. Nice cover art and meritoriously loud production; despite the absence of any top-drawer smasheroo to serve as the straw that stirs the drink, you could ((and very well might)) do worse further up the alphabet. BEST SONG: “See You Later” BEST SONG TITLE: “Sleeping with the Stereo On” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: This band is the last band on my iTunes alphabetically, except for the bands whose names start with numerals.

 –norb (Timmeheiehumme, myspace.com/timmeheiehummerecords)