BAR STOOL PREACHERS, THE: “Choose My Friends” b/w “Raced through Berline”: 7”

A Noah’s Ark of Hot Topic punk genres. “Choose My Friends” has singalong whoah-ohs, Lagwagon-esque SoCal chugs, sixth-wave ska, and even a guest appearance from another band still trying to make it big wearing two-tone and Docs. The flip side sounds like when the sad-sack indie bands of the early 2000s appropriated the “pop punk” moniker. Good luck. –Matt Seward (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)