SAILOR POON: B-Sides and Rarities: CS

Austin’s Sailor Poon is one of the best of America’s current garage bands. Oddly akin to Spider Babies, except for the fact that Sailor Poon is all female. Both the CD and CS versions of this are already sold out as of this writing, so hopefully someone will put it out on vinyl, where it belonged in the first place. It’s a fantastic analog recording, which adds to the magic of it all. Goofy and rough around the edges, the way garage punk should be. Sailor Poon is where it’s at, as this decade starts to near its close. –Art Ettinger (Self-released, friendsofcesarromero.bandcamp.com)