Los Pepes- For Everyone LP. London’s LOS PEPES offer us 12 punked-out power pop gems somewhere between The RAMONES, The EXPLODING HEARTS, THE BOYS, EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS and THE BUZZCOCKS. Opener “All I can Do” does a fantastic job of preparing you for what you’re in for. This perfectly crafted pop gem harkens back to the blessed days of BUZZCOCKS or the first full length from The BOYS. It only gets better with “I Just Don’t Know’, “I Don’t Need Anyone”, or “Unknown” that puts the band right close to The BITERS. You’ll also find a good 60s pop dose in songs like “I Won’t Fall In Love” or “Alone In The City”, and some high energy punk’n’roll mixed with some fine melodies in “This Love’s War”, “Guilty Pleasures”, or “Modern Life.” Early HANOÏ ROCKS and SOHO ROSES even come to mind when listening to “Inconsolable” and “Tonight.” LOS PEPES use the same spunky ingredients as the bands who wrote your favourite classics songs and write a record that’s just really fuckin’ good. Bonus points for the super awesome looking cover art.