Brooklyn-based quintet Narc Twain's first recording, a self-titled EP, is undoubtedly an omen of even better things to come. The mini-album showcases this band amalgamating elements of power pop, indie, and punk music in a manner that is coherent and simultaneously charming. Instrumentally punchy, a lot of the guitar work on display here is infectious, and the drumming supplied by John Thayer (who also mixed and partly engineered the release) follows suit in that. I can't forget about guitarist and frontman Tommy Siegel, whose clever lyrics nearly steal the show. While a little too restrained at points, his overall vocal performance is far from horrid and quite pleasant on the ears. This is a group I'd like to hear more of in the future for sure. Angel recommends: "Future Shock," "No Connection," and "And Today, Nothing".