Record Label: Immergent
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Like the Aquabats or Man Scouts of America, the Phenomenauts (god I hate having to spell that) have a world-saving superhero theme with makeshift costumes, campiness and retro sci-fi elements. Unlike those bands, the Phenomenauts’ weapon of choice is punk with heavy rockabilly and surf elements. Also unlike those bands, the Phenomenauts totally suck.
I don’t mind the novelty – I think it’s a good time – but the vocalist sounds like he’s chewing on a hoagie and the music goes beyond cartoonish to the inane. But mostly I can’t stand the vocals. Don’t sing with your mouth full, dude.