Ruth's Hat Sloppy Poppy Punk Band

You can tell they're a pop punk band (think Queers school with plenty of punk rock harmonies). You can also tell that they don't take themselves too seriously, although they're serious enough for this to be their third full seven-inch release (they've also been on a couple of splits). The first song on side A, "I'll Clean Up My Act For You (Pat's Room)," deserves its location as it is a strong effort. The other three originals are decent enough, but I'm not very keen on the relatively flat cover of the Archies' "Sugar Sugar." That said, I've heard enough good stuff from their seven-inches and I've seen enough from their live set that I am looking forward to their forthcoming album. (They Still Make Records)