Karen Foster War Is Not Enough

No, this isn't another West Coast guitar-wielding folk singer. In fact, this band doesn't even have any girls in it. It's three guys who play punk that can best be described as a cross between Hüsker Dü and old Soul Asylum. So it's a breath of fresh air after the current glut of young bands that worship at the church of Blink Religion. There are 15 songs filled with oddly poetic lyrics that exhibit a twisted sense of humour, like on "Fuck You": "This is a song about the death of my cock, it's called 'Fuck You,' played in the style of stylish rock." Get this if you're in the mood for something different. (Sudden Death)