Jul 20, 2022

Are you into Chixdiggit!, The Methadones, and Teen Idols? You’re gonna love the hell out of this then. I don’t claim to be an authority on all things Mutant Pop (I’m no Mikey Erg), but I will say this is one of the strongest contenders to come out of the shoe hutch in Corvallis, Ore. From the write up on the insert I’ve learned that this is a re-release of half of a record the band put out in 2012. The tracks come from a record called !Dumb Channel—Channel Dumb? and it’s laden with catchy hooks. In the same band blurb (another trademark of Mutant Pop), Timbo says, “You may have missed it, I know that I did. It’s fun rediscovering things and getting excited, isn’t it?” It is indeed. Also these guys are from Montreal which is another possible reason I’ve never heard of them. In the world of saccharine pop punk, this band hits all the earmarks of great songs. I’d like to point to this as an alternative to listening to problematic pop punk bands. Put those Queers and Weasel records back on the shelf. –Kayla Greet (Mutant Pop)

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