Old School 101 Pura Vida

In case you didn't catch the drift from the name of this band, it's the sort of thing that should grab the ears of fans of, uh, old school. But that would be selling it at least a little short. This New Jersey quartet have been around for quite awhile and they used to be in Hogan's Heroes (remember the Hardcore Breakout USA comp on NRA?) They carry their '80s HC heritage on this record, blending it with some Descendents-style pop and a bit of Bouncing Souls goofiness. With 11 songs in all, this is one of the catchiest records I've heard in a while. (Victory)