CRUMBS: Mind Yr Manners: LP

First LP for this Leeds, U.K.-based quartet. Don’t confuse these guys with The Crumbs like I did, as you will be in for quite a shock. Instead of Dead Boys-inspired proto-punk you get ten tracks of smarty-pants, angsty post-pop that—playful song titles aside—lyrically demonstrate a keen observer’s view of topical and timely matters in regards to human emotions and struggles. The old crusty part of me says pass but the woke part of me says keeper. Bonus points for the colorfully happy cover and vinyl. –Garrett Barnwell (Everything Sucks, everythingsucksmusic.com)