Fried E/M is a brand new Missouri outfit made up of people from various bands on the Lumpy Records roster. Mr Lumpy himself is on drums and their first album Modern World came out a month ago on La Vida Es Un Mus and Lumpy. This is a succinct and to-the-point LP with that get to the chorus and fire off a quick solo all before the 1:30 mark kind of mentality. These guys are not wasting any time and not wasting anyone’s time more importantly. In fact, it’s so good you want to play it twice. The vocals are perfect, the songs are tight and the recordings really flatter the songs. Hell, even the cover looks great – I really hate punk records with ugly drawings that look like a teenager did it on the back of his school notebook.