DUCK AND COVER: Rob Them Blind: CDEP

The 411 on this mini-album is as follows—four brand new songs backed with a best of from previous releases. Not that you slept on their last records, right? Don’t worry, all is forgiven. Duck And Cover play with tight guitar double leads, vocals that are melodic and engaging, and a rhythm section that pushes and pulls at all the right moments. For the new songs, I’ll give “Live It Up” and “Vacancy” extra gold stars. I’ve previously sung the praises of “Stand Corrected,” but let’s do it again for good measure. It’s rock that delivers, plus the cover features Reagan’s severed head so you really can’t go wrong. You need this. –Sean Koepenick (Rum Bar, rumbarrecords.bandcamp.com)