PRE-COG IN THE BUNKER: What If?: CD

Italian garage punky duo singing science fiction-influenced songs that sometimes give a Sonic Youth vibe without really ever sounding like Sonic Youth. Primarily guitar, drums, and vocals with occasional synths mixed in allow the band to keep things raw and simple. The songs have melody throughout, but with the guitar front and center, it really becomes the star. –Mark Twistworthy (Sister Raygun, [email protected], sisterraygunrecords.com)