TONY MATURA: Riding the Secret Subway: 7”

Jan 05, 2022

This here is a six-song single by a member of the mighty mod pop band, The Optic Nerve. This is a lot more “rockin” that that band but the power pop vibes are here in spades. It’s got a little more aggression in places and the song “Nightmares” might even qualify as full-blown punk rock. This collection would sound much better on a 12” single at 45 but the songs are above average and anyone who is on board for some mid-tempo rockin’ pop will want to track this down. –Mike Frame (Pyrrhic Victory,