Philadelphia’s CIVIL RATS are introducing themselves with 5 short powerpop/garage songs on this self-produced EP. “Snacks” starts the party with tons of punk energy before slowing the pace down with “Don’t Know Your Name” and its 60s garage accent. On the other hand, “Party Mood” definitely has a RAMONES vibe and “Too Much Information” and “Let’s Take a Quantum Leap” sound like a punker version of BLONDIE. Short but sweet, you’ll feel like you want to hear more after the last song. Keep an eye on this powerpop trio. /Laurent C.