Does Boston really need another power pop/garage rock band? The answer, of course, is yes, especially if they're going to be as great as The Peppermint Kicks. The new band features Dan Kopko (Watts, The Shang Hi Los) and Sal Baglio (The Stompers, Amplifier Heads), so you know they're legit. Their new single, "Hey Fanzine!" is a burst of classic power pop meets glam, sounding like Cheap Trick jamming with the New York Dolls in the 70's. How glam is "Hey Fanzine!"? It includes the wonderful lyric of "Yeah we dress like chicks and still look sick in drag." The whole song is a love letter to flipping through a black and white fanzine, which is all but lost these days.
You can listen to "Hey Fanzine!" below. The Peppermint Kicks' self-titled debut is due out July 23 on Rum Bar Records. You can pre-order a copy over at the label's Bandcamp. For more on The Peppermint Kicks, check out their Facebook.