Jettingham's major-label debut is an enjoyable romp of post-punk pop with smart guitars, catchy melodies, and a heart-pounding backbeat. The songwriting duo of guitarist Gabe Berry and singer Dave Schmockel is adept at placing simple hooks in all the right spots. "Cheating," which appears on the American Pie 2 soundtrack, and "Never, Never, Never" are just two examples of how to quell the age-old dilemma of teenage angst and sexual frustration via healing powers of singalong choruses and fist-pumping riffs that recall a ...

Jettingham 2001, Uptown/Universal

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