LISA MARR WITH THE TRANZMITORS: Self-titled: 7”

This absolutely essential new release features Lisa Marr from Cub playing songs by the Fastbacks and Cub, with Vancouver’s Tranzmitors as her backing band. Pressed on colored vinyl and with cover art by Jean Smith of Mecca Normal, the packaging is as great as the contents therein. It’s a four-song 7” prepared for the January 2019 Seattle Pop Punk Festival, with all profits set to go to the Vancouver Rock Camp for Girls. It’s released by Top Drawer Records, Ean from Sicko’s label, which is fitting since so many of us got into Cub via Sicko’s brilliant cover of Cub’s “Little Star.” It’s an outstanding record all around, so make sure to check it out! –Art Ettinger (Top Drawer, tdrecs.com)