Cheap Girls Find Me a Drink Home

With staggered releases on a variety of formats, Find Me a Drink Home is the kind of record that, given some time, should deservedly permeate the brain of any fan of the alt rock-influenced punk produced by bands like the Lemonheads and Samiam in the ’90s. Cheap Girls write simple, catchy three-chord pop songs and attack them with the verve of the later and the fuzzed-out melodic sensibility of the former, making for a compelling set of songs that, with the exception of a somewhat misguided acoustic closer, is pretty much without fault. The record’s low-budget production is sometimes endearing and sometimes a little too thin but it can’t disguise songwriting that would make Evan Dando jealous. (Bermuda Mohawk)