MISS CHAIN & THE BROKEN HEELS: “Uh Uh” b/w “Standing the Night”: 7”

North Italy’s cute Americana garage power pop band Miss Chain & The Broken Heels released a two-song EP containing fun music that makes you smile. Vocalist Astrid’s voice is warm and reminiscent of Jenny Lewis; it pairs wonderfully with the country twang of the guitars on “Uh Uh Uh.” Beautiful harmonies with a sixties influence carry on throughout both songs. Miss Chain & The Broken Heels say that people tell them they sound like “Charlie Brown eating dark chocolate-lemon ice cream.” The band cites Peanuts as an influence, and I can imagine their shows full of people dancing and bobbing their heads along to their fun music in the same way that Peanuts characters dance. ­­–Cynthia Pinedo (Bachelor, bachelorrecords.com)