Saturday, November 03, 2012

Album Review: Bad Expectations

Title:  Bad Expectations (Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist:  Punks on Mars (Facebook, BandCamp, Last.fm)

Punks on Mars plays a retro mixture of power pop, surf, New wave, and punk--imagine if Elvis Costello, Blondie, and The Last recorded a record together in 1977.  The songs on Bad Expectations are light and fun with an almost fluffy feeling to them (which is not a bad thing at all) and with 14 tracks on the record, one easily gets his money’s worth.  One thing that I really like about this album is the trade-off between male and female lead vocals.  The dual lead vocals adds an extra dynamic to an already great record.  Fans of late ‘70s and early ‘80s punk and new wave or bands like The Briefs and The Epoxies should definitely check out Punks on Mars.  

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