LOPEZ, THE: Kill Yr Selfie: 7”

Too many bands use synths to sound sad pretty. Don’t they know what these machines can do? The Lopez dial the synths into a sound somewhere between tornado siren and an exploding microwave. They use that as a foundation for these jarring, percussive songs that, despite being caustic at their core, toy enough with poppy melodies so as to get stuck in your head. It’s a fun ride. –MP Johnson (thelopez.bandcamp.com)