CIRCUITS: Self-titled: CS

Psych power pop ear candy. Super catchy “Favorite Eyes” is a real earworm and sets the tone. Self-proclaimed, “Like a new wave Eddie Haskel fronting a Hanna-Barbera punk band,” and I honestly don’t think I could have come up with something as clever, so I’ll stick with it. Their sound is modern power pop—with psych to soften the edges: bright, sunny guitar, and an unmistakable ‘60s garage kick. They walk a fine line between Shark Toys (their more melodic, less grungy tunes, and really almost anything on the Mt.St.Mtn. label), ‘70s Irish power pop band The Moondogs, and The Nerves. But you can decide for yourself. My faves on here are “Favorite Eyes” and “Midnite Movie.” Catch these newbies in the Bay. And buy this tape. –Camylle Reynolds (Self-released)