A lot less mean and a lot more romantic than “You Don’t Like Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Lovers Lane” is the lusty, aching opening track from Hunx And His Punx’s upcoming album. Note that they use the distinctive “Boom. Ba boom, cha!” beat from “Be My Baby.” That drumbeat is practically synonymous with teenage heartbreak. It also has an evocative spoken word passage and dead lover storyline, like “Leader Of The Pack.” It very slyly emulates those songs while poking gentle fun at their melodrama. Listen:
Hunx And His Punx – “Lovers Lane”
Too Young To Be In Love is out 3/29 via Hardly Art.