The Stops - "s/t EP" 7"
Melodic punk by these five women from Portland, OR, including Cissie who played in the late, great Pedestrians. The sound her is dark, but the songs are definitely pop. There's a strong nod to great bands from the past like THE BRAT, GO-GO's, and THE AVENGERS. The pace is driving and they have the kind of sound that anyone with taste would want playing in a sweat-soaked basement in your shitty hometown. “Waiting for Today” and “Up Looking Down” will crack open your skull and bury a great tune deep into your brain… try to get it out!