Honeywagen - "Station Wow"
Rock-O-Plane Records

Although basic, this is a fine pop rock record. In the vein of Matthew Sweet or Superdrag, Honeywagen rocks out with catchy melodies and un-ironic pop guitars. While not necessarily shattering any misconceptions about pop rock, they do it well, and with an element of experience.

The sound quality is excellent, especially considering it was recorded in frontman Mike Penner's basement. It's your basic small-time release, but stands above the usual vanity recordings you see from bands of this stature. Rather than bowing to any conceptions about rock god status, Honeywagen plays music that they enjoy, and in the process, create something that you'll enjoy as well.