Every once in a while a band will come along with a release that grabs you from the opening notes and leaves you with your jaw on the floor wondering where in the hell this pure brilliance has been hiding. That’s exactly how I felt listening to Crimes self-titled EP. Simply put, this four song EP is nothing short of perfect with songs that blend hooks with big choruses, heartfelt vocals, and that perfect mix of rock, punk, post hardcore, and power pop. Crimes is the kind of release that could easily be loved by fans from all over the rock ‘n’ roll landscape. Fans of Avail, Hot Water Music, The Menzingers, Social Distortion, Seaweed, Hum, Doughboys, Cheap Girls, Samiam, Dead To Me, and just about everything in-between need to get this EP because it very well may be the best thing to come out this year.