Well, it sure looks like Bubblegum Lemonade is back, and I couldn’t be happier. Some like it pop came out far too long ago for my tastes, and I’ve been clamoring for Laz to get back in the studio with his friends and make me some new hits! It looks like he’s done just that, with news on Friday leaking a brand new demo that sounds pretty near perfect…if you exclude the final mastering. Like all his work, it borders the line between great power pop and indiepop, filled with catchy melodies and infectious tunes. No word on a release, but let’s hope its sooner rather than later.
It’s been a really great resurgence month for The Dentists, with two of the band’s songwriters unleashing new tunes/albums. First there was Treasures of Mexico, and now we’ve got Bob Collins and the Full Nelson. He’s releasing his new record, Telescopic Victory Kiss, and though slightly different, it hits as beautifully as one would expect. It’s a power-pop gem of a tune, mixed in with a little bit of an Elvis Costello or Ted Leo approach to how things are delivered vocally. I’m pretty sure you’ll have this playing for the rest of the day. Look for the album to see a release next week via Jigsaw Records.