There aren’t many indie-rock groups as smart, sassy, playful and colorful as Dressy Bessy. The Denver band’s latest album, Fast Faster Disaster, is cram-packed with catchy anthems that are powered with a punk-rock drive and adorned with clever art-pop twists. Exuberant pop-punk tracks (“Fearless,” “Sweet Medicine”) alternate with stranger interludes, such as the funky exhortation “Freedoms” and the breezy pop dream “Mon Chéri,” before culminating with a perfectly zippy and exhilaratingly fuzzy remake of Buzzcocks’ “What Do I Get?” The bill is further stacked with a set from Potty Mouth, whose recent recording, SNAFU, marries yearning, Muffs-style melodies with grunge-punk intensity. Opener Colleen Green similarly blends winsome girl-group pop with head-banging hooks on such Descendents-referencing releases as Milo Goes to Compton and I Want to Grow Up.
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