Simplicity can be both a strength and a weakness. Garage rockers Maniac like to venture barely outside the lines with their no frills dirty rock, and their compulsion to urgent hooks and fierce, metronomic drum work simply just works. There’s a dash of power pop sensibility on the track “Dim Sum”, which was featured on their last 7", a brazenly jubilant number with a hard-edged backbone that has singer Zache Davis crying the refrain “shake it up” like proper mod punks. It careens wildly but it’s smartly constructed, a crunchy, straightforward anti-anthem that somehow ends up striking a winning chorus. The band are following it with a new full-length, Demimonde”, which will be released on November 11 via La Ti Da Records.