Handsome Devil Loves and Kisses From the Underground

Coming out of Orange County, CA, is yet another pop punk band, but with more emphasis on the punk. This band has everything you've come to expect from California punk: catchy songs and even catchier lyrics. Handsome Devil has more edge than most of the bands playing, with choppier and heavier guitars than most, but there are still songs about girls and the harmonising that defines the genre; standard fare that will have you bopping your head if you aren't looking for anything deep. I mean, how can a band that proclaims, "I'm a fucking Samurai from the dark side," be bad? (BMG)