SIN BAD / BAD WIG: Sin Bad Wig: Split: LP

Bad Wig are absolute rockers and they know what they’re doing, though I wish they had more song title imagination. Their sludgepop song is called “Sludgepop.” They have a song called “No Future.” “Machinehead” moves lightly into Tony Molina territory, melodic and sugary and fuzzy, feeling like a real hit. Sin Bad are standard pop punkers following a formula, and the formula works best on “Chores,” a chiming upbeat blast about exhaustion. I know what they mean. I’m tired of being sore, too! –Matt Werts (Kitschy Spirit, kitschyspirit.com)