CITY MOUSE / MURDERBURGERS: Split: 7”

City Mouse: Pop punk stalwarts still going strong after all these years. Call it success or consistency, but they still sound like the same band touring off their debut 7”. The hooks are solid and the tunes are slick. If they haven’t wormed their way into your ear yet, I don’t think this will change your mind, but it’s a solid set of songs. Murderburgers: I actually met my soon-to-be-fiancé at a Dear Landlord/Murderburgers show. We didn’t start dating until over a year later, but I always think of her when I hear either band. The Murderburgers have done nothing but get better with age. Every release shows them growing as musicians and songwriters. They contributed one original and one Teenage Bottlerocket cover to this release; both are some primo shit. “All I Think about Is Sleep” is maybe the best song I’ve heard from them, but that’s a matter of debate. –Gwen Static (Brassneck / It’s Alive, itsaliverecords.com)