BOMBPOPS, THE: Fear of Missing Out: CD

The Bombpops have been kicking around SoCal for so long; I can’t believe this is really their first full-length release. Longtime fans will be completely stoked. The elements of their sound you know and love are here but now with a noticeable upgrade in the rhythm section, songwriting, and production. Seeing them live will just make you smile, and gladly this CD does much of the same. I predict “CA in July” will be on many a playlist this summer and rightfully so. I was also happy to see the band venture into somewhat thrashier material with songs like “Brake Lights” and “Marry. Fuck. Kill.” In short? Fucking great. –Garrett Barnwell (Fat)