HECK YES: Get Jazzed: EP

On the surface, everything about this band is ridiculous. Their name is so simple and evocative of the attitude held throughout this EP, and then there are the goofy song titles: “Cirque Du So Long” and “Jesus Gave Up His Weekends for Your Sins,” et cetera. What I’d think if I didn’t already know better is that I should expect to find a set of complete novelty songs with little to no substance. But what’s great is, instead, they’re a tight pop punk band with fast, catchy tunes and high-pitched, gritty vocals à la Dillinger Four. So when Heck Yes tells you to get jazzed, I think you should listen. –Kayla Greet (Tiny Dragon Music)