DEAD END LANE: Still Alive: CD

Do you miss Save Ferris? I do and in Dead End Lane I’ve found a modern transformation, with a dash of horror and a dash of skate punk to round out the melodic ska-styled bass lines. It’s catchy on its own but with Erin’s flowing—at times soaring almost operatic—vocals it’s unforgettable. It’s so lovely I wasn’t also expecting them to be funny. I laughed out loud at the homage to Tony Soprano in “Like a Boss.” –Lorien Lamarr (Snubbed, snubbedrecords.com)