Ace of Hearts

Lyres Help You Ann / I Really Want You Right Now 7″

Now this is more like it! After a great debut 45 and a disappointing 12″, the LYRES have returned to top form with “Help You, Ann.” It’s a great ’60s punk-type number with an ultra-cool tremelo guitar; the flip is another nasty cut with one of those endlessly recycled ’60s guitar riffs.

Mission of Burma Vs. LP

Boston really loves its rock ’n’ roll. MISSION OF BURMA aren’t hardcore or the typical Boston bar band. This first album is faster and louder than their other stuff, at least most of the time. The almost accidental meshing of the guitars is better than ever.