The pleasure factor on Correct Behavior
, album number two from Roanoke, Virginia's Eternal Summers, is through the roof. The record's 10 speedy, fuzzy pearls of pop whiz by with no effort at all, flaunting shiny hooks and irresistible melodies while remaining perfectly uncomplicated. The duo of guitarist/singer Nicole Yun and drummer Daniel Cundiff recently expanded to a three-piece, finding bassist Jonathan Woods within Roanoke's Magic Twig artist community where they all live (actually, Woods was the one who introduced Yun and Cundiff to begin with). Correct Behavior
was co-mixed by the Raveonettes' Sune Rose Wagner, and it finds that perfect balance of thickly layered, well-scuffed dream-pop and nervy, high-tempo jangle. But it really comes down to those damn near perfect songs, particularly the album's one-two-three opening punch of "Millions," "Wonder," and "You Kill." Eternal Summers dish out their wiry post-punk tunes with ample helpings of puppy-love sweetness, and the remarkable result ends up all the more exhilarating because of it. They share the bill with the equally rad Bleeding Rainbow, the band formerly known as Reading Rainbow. Somewhere, a single tear rolls down LeVar Burton's cheek. NED LANNAMANN Also see My, What a Busy Week!