MODEL ZERO: Self-titled: LP

Members of Aquarian Blood, Ex-Cult, and The Sheiks go retro in a different direction here. Incorporating what sounds like ancient synth tech, guitars, and a yen for groovy ’70s rock, they end up with some lo-fi dance-via-Suicide for your next clambake. Engaging, fun, and infinitely listenable. –Jimmy Alvarado (Slovenly, slovenly.com)