GOOD SHADE: Way Out: LP

A bit of a curveball here. At its core is punk/power pop, but it’s wrapped up in tense new wave, ’70s rock—and some other influences that add a bit of dissonance and offbeat chord progressions—and the whole thing is delivered with sharp-as-razors delivery and multi-part harmonies so perfect the whole thing feels almost uncanny. You can almost feel the sweat from the work they’ve put into this. Kudos all ’round. –Jimmy Alvarado (Dirtnap)