POP ICONS: Prelude: CD

Five-song EP from a band out of Phoenix, Ariz. and it sounds like a lo-fi version of something that would have been released on Fearless Records twenty-plus years ago. It’s like a slightly more melodic Bickley or Digger or one of those bands that I would have added a single to an order from the Mutant Pop catalog, listened to it once, and then shelved. They are fine at the style but I never need to hear any of this kinda stuff ever again. –Mike Frame (Self-released, popicons.bandcamp.com)