Club Awesome Dynamos 

In a word, Club Awesome's debut full-length, Dynamos, is exaggerated. The group's reputation hangs on antics and props ranging from a kiddie pool to a miniature golf course. When stripped of the accessories, catchy rhythms and chemistry abound despite a feeling of overcompensation. Loud vocals over a church organ in "2875"and the new wave beat of "Feel It!" establish a compelling and semi-spastic tone. But when "Whyte Tyger" hits its stride, the irony strikes at maximum capacity. Standout number "Supermagical" recalls the Strokes' breezy hit "Last Nite," but the sincerity of "BBs Go Out Into the Night" feels forced - and not in a good, aesthetically pleasing way. Still, the record is consistent and filled with legitimate hooks that go a long way in synthesizing the hijinks, but the stage is where Club Awesome is truly awesome. 3 out of 5 stars

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