Jon Barba 7” (Folktale Records)
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Jon Barba has a 7” limited to 300 copies on black vinyl available on Folktale Records with a very nice silk-screened cover. The A side couples a casio keyboard type drum machine with a cheapo keyboard synth pad. Jon Barba’s high vocal register is close to the whine of Bright Eyes but he maintains his own identity on “Twenty Ten” as he cries out a notebooks worth of lyrical diary confessional style poetry. “Pop Punk on CD” follows the cheapo instrumentation with a stock keyboard beat with some tasty keyboard melodies stacked on top. Jon Barba lays his heart bare and it works to great effect. This music will suck you into the world of painful adolescence all over again.