EVERYBODY KNOWS, THE: Demo: CS

It’s silly to mention this, but I was attracted to this demo because it has an old-style soda machine on the front. It looks like an awesome demo and it plays like one. Six songs of melodic punk riding the border of punk and power pop in the style of The Testors. It’s a good rock’n’roll tape from Finland. The tape starts with a solid pop-rocker called “Part-Time Baby.” It’s nice and raw but you can pull apart the instruments enough to tell where the harmonies lie, where the bass is, and where they are coming from. “I Wanna Go (To the USA)” uses parentheses in the title. I like that. –Billups Allen (Jesse Gehlen)