MELTED: Thin Skin: CD

If Melted haven’t crossed your path yet, you should make a point of changing that. They’re a band with songs so well put together, catchy, and their own, that it makes you angry that your music doesn’t sound the same. Melted are California garage meets pop punk, in the best possible way. Take the best parts of Pangea, make them hang out with Tony Molina for a while, and this is what you’d end up with. Dirty pop songs that aren’t overproduced; catchy, poppy songs done properly. This could’ve easily been on Burger. Do yourself a favor and give it a spin. –Steve Adamyk (Stardumb, Stardumbrecords.com)