TV MOMS: Self-titled: CD

Heavy late-’80s/early-’90s grunge influence here. The easiest reference is Nirvana’s non-sludgy, less poppy moments, which isn’t a bad way to go considering most others would opt to strive for the brass ring folly of the latter. They do the sound justice—despite production that doesn’t bite quite like it should—and hints at a sound that probably kills live. –Jimmy Alvarado (TV Moms, tvmoms.bandcamp.com)