Rooney – Eureka (California Dreamin’ Records)

Although California’s Rooney borrow liberally from pop heroes The Cars and Weezer among others, they continue to mine ways to take these influences and add a splash of originality to Eureka, their third full-length effort. I have to admit that I’m a sucker for power pop and lucky for me, there is a bevy of solid tracks to be found here. Highlights on Eureka include Holding On, All Or Nothing, Only Friend and Go On. It sure ain’t rocket science but damn, they sure make it sound good!