VAN HUSKINS: Self-titled: CD

North Carolina’s Van Huskins are a punk’n’roll trio. This self-titled album is the band’s third full-length. Brothers Eric and Ben Huskins play guitar and drums respectively, with Mike Phillips on bass. All three members share vocal duties, and there are a decent number of back-ups and singalong parts. I found Van Huskins enjoyable, but unremarkable. The eleven tracks on the album all sounded so similar that I wouldn’t be able to distinguish one from the other without the CD case and track numbers. If they played locally, I’d probably check them out, but this isn’t an album clamoring for repeated listens. –Paul J. Comeau (Mystery School)