Review: Boss Martians

Boss Martians
“The Set-Up ”
(MuSick Recordings)

This is a melodic indie rock album that strays into Elvis Costello-like territory on “Walk Away” and “He’ll Be Around”.  So, this is pretty accessible stuff.  This may be garage punk, but the garage has a new automatic door, is heated and freshly painted with everything in ship-shape order.  This group has left its surf-rock roots behind for something like polished Joe Jackson, witness the steppin’ out on “Oh, Angela”.