BRAT CURSE: Self-titled: LP

Some good sugar rush power pop punk from the Midwest. Hooks galore, smart sonic textural work, and ventures outside the punk realm help broaden the record into something giant. Feels like it’s from the Ric Ocasek school of ’90s alt-rock production. Wouldn’t surprise me if this LP got sort of big. –Matt Werts (Just Because, justbecauserecords.bandcamp.com / Anyway, anyway-records.com)