YUM YUMS, THE: For Those About to Pop!: CD

It is not often anymore that anything labeled “power pop” grabs my attention in any way. Lack of songwriting, singing ability, and usually too much speed causes most of the half-baked pop punk that has the pretense of more to fall flat on its face. The reason for this is mostly due to the fact that I immediately compare every modern powerpop band to the mighty Yum Yums and they almost all get left in the dust. Few things get me as excited as a new Yum Yums release and this new one is yet another stone cold classic! From the AC/DC reference title, to the high quality production value and the always reliable singing and songwriting, this band can do no wrong. –Mike Frame (Rum Bar, rumbarrecords.bandcamp.com)