LAWSUIT MODELS: Off the Pavement: LP

Denver’s Lawsuit Models fall firmly into the brand of emo pop that so much of the underground turned its back on over the past decade and a half. There’s a reason that sound captivated so many, and Lawsuit Models express themselves through that medium with remarkable sincerity. Some of the tracks are a bit more influenced by 1990s pop punk than the emo pop that followed, creating kind of a to-and-fro vibe between the songs. Thoroughly enjoyable, Lawsuit Models aren’t just a clever name. They have the chops to back it up. Non-snobs will want to check it out. –Art Ettinger (Snappy Little Numbers, snappylittlenumbers.com)