PALE LIPS: After Dark: LP

Pale Lips makes zero apologies about their Ramones riffs and Nikki And The Corvettes rock’n’roll stylings. Totally in line with Natalie Sweet’s recent release, it’s brimming with power pop and saccharine-sweet bubble gum. Tight bass and straight ahead rock’n’roll riffs keep things simple and catchy. They’ve got songs called “Hanky Panky Franky” and “Doo-Wop Showaddywaddy.” It’s like a cheesy B movie: Switchblade bad girls chewing bubble gum while twisting their hair in a dark alley, waiting to lure in some greaser named Johnny who did one of their gal pals wrong. Lesson? Don’t fuck with them or you’ll get cut… in the sweetest way possible. –Camylle Reynolds (Gods Candy / Alien Snatch / Spaghetti Town)