BRIEFS, THE: Odd Numbers: CD

A collection of twenty-two previously unreleased and demo tracks from this longstanding Seattle punk outfit, Odd Numbers captures some of the less polished versions of a range of tracks, including fast jams with that whiny edge, hints of two-tone shades coming in through horns, and even some keyboard grooves. The result is a huge span of a collection that brings out dimensions of The Queers, The Gadjits, and Devo. I suspect this wouldn’t be the best record for getting into The Briefs, but is a great find for longtime fans. –Theresa W. (Modern Action, [email protected], modernactionrecords.com)