TELEPHONE LOVERS: Self-titled: LP

If there was a remake of the film Valley Girl, these guys would be the perfect replacement for the Plimsouls. It’s all there: an amazing cover that screams ‘70s power pop, cherry red vinyl, and songs that have serious swagger. There is nothing that seems cheesy or contrived with these guys; it’s just full speed ahead rock’n’roll. For fans of the ‘70s CBGB’s era, early L.A. power pop, and good times. –Ryan Nichols (Lolipop, [email protected] / Disconnected, disconnected-records.com)