Thursday, May 31, 2012

Album Review: How Do We Explode

Title:  How Do We Explode (BandCamp)
Artist:  Gary B & the Notions (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, BandCamp, SonicBids, Last.fm)

Gary B & the Notions’ latest album How Do We Explode is a collection of fun surf-y, garage-y power pop tunes complete with jangly guitars, delicious pop melodies, great hooks, and Elvis Costello-esque vocals.  The record opens with the clank-y guitar hook of “The Shape of Distant Worlds” perfectly setting up the listener for what’s about to come.  The standout moments include “The Surfin’ Song,” “It Could Be,” and the best song that Elvis Costello never wrote “How to Eat a Brick Sandwich.”  How Do We Explode is a must for fans of power pop and garage rock alike.  With its hooks and melodies, this record is sure to please all who listen to it.


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