Masked Intruder – Review

maskedintruder200Masked Intruder

(Fat Wreck Chords)
release date: 2/5/2013
by Scott Hefflon

Sure, it’s a novelty, and punk pop needs another gimmick like I need Frank’s Red Hot Sauce squirted in my eye, but this one’s worth the sting. The band’s from Wisconsin, the players are named based on the color of their masks, and their 13-song self-titled debut full-length has almost as many references to law-breaking shenanigans (that’s right, I said shenanigans) as McRackins’ albums have egg jokes. Like those melodic punkers, Masked Intruder are peppy but not frantic, silly but know their songcraft backwards and forwards and play like veterans, and while humorous, they’re no joke. “25 to Life” is a free download available here and from the Fat Wreck site.
(www.fatwreck.com)

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