WAVE ACTION: Self-titled: CS

Kind of Cleaners From Venus lo-fi chorus pedal post-punk, but maybe more surfy. Sometimes minimal to the point of being empty, and their lean toward traditional powerpop craft can come off too clean and studied, but at their best the songs breathe easy and bounce along. This gets better on each listen and there’s a chance they’re brilliant, but we may not know for sure until their next tape, or the tape after that. –Matt Werts (See My Friends, seemyfriendsrecords.com)