TELEPHONE LOVERS: “Two Dollar Baby” b/ w “Real Action”: 7”

Put on your bell bottoms, roller skates, load up all your friends into your VW bus, and head on down to the roller rink where the Telephone Lovers will whisk away all your troubles to the traditional rock’n’roll sounds previously perfected by the New York Dolls and The Exploding Hearts. Then step outside the rink into reality where the Telephone Lovers are essentially rehashing a tired and played-out style of power pop while bringing nothing new to the table. Forgettable, dull, and predictable. –Juan Espinosa (Disconnected, disconnected-records.com / Burger, burgerrecords.com)