The Cry!/The Connection- Split 7". It's no big secret that The Cry! are one of my favorite bands. These guys do that '77 punk meets power pop thing that I've always loved, and somehow they've found a way to contemporarize it for a new generation. New jam "Discotheque" is just the latest in a long line of instant classic pop songs from these Portland lads, and it really shows an affinity for that early '70s Chapman/Chinn glam rock sound. The harmonies, as always, are on-point. And Brian's lead guitar work is red hot! The Connection had to come strong to pull their weight here, but of course they deliver. This band is just total class all the way. New England's newest hit makers never disappoint. "Don't Let Me Sleep Too Long" is a spot-on cover of the Myddle Class/Blues Project garage standard from 1966, while "She's Gonna Leave You" is another perfect shot of post British Invasion power pop. THESE ARE LIMITED TO 200 COPIES ON BLACK WAX AND ARE GETTING HARDER TO FIND THESE DAYS!