LOW CULTURE: “Hard to Stay” b/w “Lonely Summer”: 7”

Side A’s an almost power pop number that brings to mind the Tranzmitors, which is not a comparison I would’ve leaned towards in a bajillion years when it came to this band. Flip’s an almost ‘50s doo-wop deal, run through a strainer full of fuzzed amps and then blanched over low heat with more than a pinch of melody. I can see why these wouldn’t have fit that well on a full-length; they’re a little different. Nicely done. Really enjoy the faithful packaging homage to the singles of yore. (Kisses fingertips.) Mwah. –Keith Rosson (La-Ti-Da)