TV COP: TV Cop Smokes Weed: CD

This mini-EP offers five pop-based, punk-ish songs that have very clean, almost “spoken-sung” vocal style. Personal, youthful-framed lyrics are scattered throughout these songs, telling stories of their general trials and tribulations while not really singing about anything at all. Musically efficient and to the point, three-piece bands with only guitar, bass, and drums are often my favorite formula as they often eliminate unnecessary guitar wank, and that’s just the case here. A general sense of being “ready and willing to move on to something better” comes across in the lyrical content, wavering between hopeful and depressed. –Mark Twistworthy (Bloated Kat, bloatedkatrecords.bandcamp.com)