PART TIME: Modern History: CD

This band spins a mean ’80s keyboard. They do it well. The vocals are often wispy as if the singer is trying to relay a secret to you while you’re driving through a rainstorm to an underground nightclub in Florida. “Everyone’s Got a Gun” has a catchy chorus utilizing some nice dramatic intervals. “March of the Abalone Clydesdales” has a fade up from the beginning and a watery bass sound evoking better Gary Numan material. I particularly enjoy the bass choices, artificial or otherwise. It’s a fun record, although being a certain age it does flip a weird switch in my head. If you’ve ever seen a television show called Miami Vice, you’ll know where I’m coming from. –Billups Allen (Burger)