Devious Ones- Djarum Summers 7”. Detroit's Devious Ones have been one of my favorite current-day bands since the very first time I heard them. One of the things I love about these guys is that they prove that it's possible to take influences from '70s punk (Johnny Moped, Buzzcocks), power pop (The Boys, Protex) and rock ‘n roll (New York Dolls, Dictotors), yet still create music that sounds new, fresh and original. Consider the band's brand-new single "Djarum Summers". I can listen to the A-side and honestly say that there's no other band out there that sounds exactly like this. Sure, it's old school pop infected punk - which I love. But it's immediately identifiable as a Devious Ones song and not just some rewrite of a classic hit. That guitar tone is bad-ass, and there's something about the way Eric sings the chorus that really makes this song stand out! On the flip, "Court Clothes" is a perfect example of what this band does so well. It's basically a fast poppy punk tune, but with some unusual/creative touches in the vocals and lyrics that really set it apart. If you're a fan of what bands like Maniac, Red Dons or Rough Kids have been doing in recent years, you should dig Devious Ones as well. Fun single. THIS IS THE RAREST RED VINYL VERSION LIMITED TO 100 COPIES! Import from the UK on No Front Teeth Records.