STEVE ADAMYK BAND: Self-titled: 7” EP

Five great tracks of punky power pop crammed into a 45. They have the sound down pat, delivering well-crafted and executed tunes that fit snugly within the modern interpretation of the genre without sounding hackneyed. No small feat, that. I especially dig the closer, “Take It to the Top (Fast Version),” which felt particularly anthemic and sounds like it would be a highlight live. –Jimmy Alvarado (Rad Girlfriend)