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  1. Single Serving: Teen Mom – Mean Tom EP

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    I’ve been obsessed with this debut EP by DC-based trio Teen Mom this week. Whether it’s the warm, sprawling pop on album opener “You and Me” or the skittering, reverb-laden groove on “Say My Name” – I can’t get enough. Indeed, it’s an infectious collection of funny, bright tunes anchored by the irresistibly upbeat and sparkling “I Wanna Go Out.” Give ’em a listen and see for yourself.

    The Mean Tom EP is available for pre-order on limited edition vinyl from our friends at Analog Edition. There are 50 copies on coke-bottle clear and 250 copies on black vinyl.

  2. Single Servings: Dr. DeVito – Sno-Cones EP

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    Let’s address the obvious here. There is a lot going on with this album cover: chihuahuas, jellyfish, crazy neon coloring, etc. Thankfully, though, this Bakerfield, California four-piece doesn’t sound nearly as disjointed as the unrelated elements on the cover might suggest. Taking full advantage of a hazy, lo-fi palette Dr. DeVito spin off a collection of whimsical melodies that gently meander between dreamy psychedelics and warm pop gems. For example, opener “Teradoctals” is a beautiful pop jam viewed in soft-focus. It’s founded upon buoyant guitar riffs, propulsive percussion, a rubbery bassline, and vocalist Jacob Ninomiya’s mostly laid-back vocals. Likewise, the shimmering guitars and winding rhythms on “Yellow Belly” are warmly hypnotic. And, yup, the rest of the EP is equally engaging. Oh, for what it’s worth, I hear Real Estate and Kasey hears Oasis. Big thanks to our friend Jeremy who recommended these guys.

    Dr. DeVito – Teradoctals
    Dr. DeVito – Yellow Belly

    Get the rest of the Sno-Cones EP from Bandcamp.