KRGA: Mysterious Lady: 7”

Power pop sounding straight from the Wayback Machine with its settings aimed at the mid-’70s. Huge Big Star influence just oozing from every note here. Both songs are flat-out gorgeous, with the title track aiming for more uptempo flair, while the flip, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” goes the ballad route. Derivative? You bet, but they’re frighteningly good at what they’re doing, which makes all the difference. –Jimmy Alvarado (Hoser, no address listed)