SUN VALLEY GUN CLUB: Self-titled: CS

I really miss Superdrag. Sure, they probably had more misses than hits, but there are about fifteen perfect songs in there. Oakland’s Sun Valley Gun Club is a little reminiscent of that band, in a loud, poppy indie rock sort of vein. They’re undeniably American-sounding. It’s tough to find accurate comparisons for this type of stuff—maybe Midwestern emotive punk sounding, or at least what I consider Midwestern emotive punk. The slower songs have some great build up. –Steve Adamyk (wienerrecords.com)