Review: Even in Blackouts

Even in Blackouts
“Myths and Imaginary Musicians”
(Panic Buttons / Lookout!)

Acoustic pop-punk from ex-Screeching Weasel bass player John “Jughead” Pierson.  With female vocals over what are still fairly predictable, classic East Bay style pop-punk arrangements, Even in Blackouts strongly recall Velocity Girl, Small Factory, Discount and numerous late 80’s, indie, college rock bands.   Covers of songs here by Screeching Weasel, Opertaions Ivy and, surprisingly, YAZ.