Published Jun 09, 2015Brooklyn-based trio Arm Candy are off to a strong start with their debut self-titled album, blending infectious pop melodies with jangling punk riffs in a tight, nine-song burst. Drawing influence from other garage-pop acts like Joanna Gruesome, Arm Candy go back and forth between sugary verse hooks and semi-dissonant sections, holding the listener's attention from start to finish.
There isn't a great deal of variation here, but many of the songs are short, upbeat and packed to the brim with catchy moments, "Lounge Lizard" and "Chemical Waste" being two of the strongest examples. The minimal production on this album does the band a great many favours, complementing to the clarity of their delivery and keeping the overall feel uncluttered. Arm Candy's self-titled debut is a fun, easy listen. (The Die Tapes)