PARASITE DIET: Coast to Coast: CD

The Connie Dungs are the greatest pop punk band of all time, so it’s no surprise that one of today’s best pop punk bands likewise hails from Kentucky. Coast to Coast is seemingly scientifically engineered for maximum catchiness. Anyone not averse to “la la core,” as a wise friend of mine once called this musical form, will be unable to resist the magnetic lure of Parasite Diet. Twelve of these fifteen songs are originals, plus there are covers of hits by Shonen Knife, The Outrights, and They Might Be Giants. Physical copies of this CD are purportedly selling like hotcakes, so seek it out before it’s gone. –Art Ettinger (Outloud!, outloudrecords.bandcamp.com)