I Scream Records
Michigan's Crackjaw is making pop-punk with metal sprinkled on top. This particular style is a big cash cow and Crackjaw could be the next Fall Out Boy' if you dig those guys, run with the speed of a bullet to the local CD shop and get Crackjaw to go.
"Giants from the Stereo" will rock your world solid; the production on this debut CD is great' full of little touches in the mix and very clear in a non-high-tech way. Crackjaw is a highly talented band with chops and tight vocals. Next week check out the MTV gods' one of them might just be Crackjaw. Support them if you dare.
- H. Barry Zimmerman