RADIO BUZZKILLS, THE / HYPNIC JERKS, THE: Split: 7”

Radio Buzzkills split the difference between Screeching Weasel and NOFX or between Lookout! and Fat Wreck Chords, however one might want to put it. Better produced than the average Mutant Pop single from two decades ago, but I have been burned out on this sound for nearly that long. Very well done for the style, if you cannot get enough of it. They really bring the Texas band Bickley to mind the more I listen to them. Hypnic Jerks are more Squirtgun-sounding but still in that mid-’90s style. Pop punk addicts will find a whole lot to like here, to be sure. –Mike Frame (Milksop)