Snappy Little Numbers (2018)
I will be totally honest. Friends Of Cesar Romero confuse the shit out of me. I have a couple of 7"s by them and now I have this cassette, but if you look at their Bandcamp page, they have about nine thousand albums available for download, almost none of which seem to have any sort of physical release. I don't understand why my shelf isn't packed with records by this band, who are simply outstanding.
Trashionista is another perplexing release. Not only is it cassette only, it's a full length album packaged up like a cassingle. Why isn't this a full length vinyl LP? It's a fantastic record and I'm embarrassed I didn't put this on my top albums of the year. It fell through the cracks in a pile of cassettes I misplaced as a result of moving that I just dug up.
Trashionista is packed full incredibly catchy punk rock that straddles garage rock, pop punk and something you might have heard bubbling up from the underground in the late 70s. If the Marked Men's songs were written by The Knack, maybe it would sound a bit like this. Maybe not, but whatever Friends Of Cesar Romero are up to, I hope they continue to crank out hits like this. I also hope more of these hits end up on vinyl. This album especially would really shine I think.
Friends Of Cesar Romero - Trashionista: