MURDER FOR GIRLS: Done in the Dark: CD

Given the band name and album title, this is surprisingly poppy and peppy. This Pittsburgh-based band plays some real solid mid-tempo stuff that would have been right at home on Sympathy For The Record Industry in the mid-’90s. Produced and mixed by Tommy Stinson, if you’re a ’Mats completist. –Mike Frame (Self-released, murderforgirls.bandcamp.com)