Seattle's Tullycraft blends pop and punk sensibilities to create a catchy hybrid perfect for a summer day at the shore. With nods to both '60s surf music and '80s new-wave, the set's slower tracks' la

Seattle's Tullycraft blends pop and punk sensibilities to create a catchy hybrid perfect for a summer day at the shore. With nods to both '60s surf music and '80s new-wave, the set's slower tracks' laid-back singing and simple keyboard hooks will evoke smiles and head-bobbing, but the band gets even better when it picks up the pace. Infectious opener "Twee" is

reminiscent of early New Order—if Bernard Sumner took Prozac—while the danceable "Wild Bikini," bouncy "Cowgirls on Parade," and guitar-driven "Knockout" bear echoes of the B-52's' carefree flair for having a good time. Full of breezy vocals and sunny instrumentation, this album redefines beach music for the new millennium. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the ocean. For info, log on to magicmarkerrecords.com.—WH