Like the firecrackers lit in the beginning of their newest video for “You Can’t Be Friends With Everyone,” MAKE OUT (yes, all caps) explode with short bursts of raucous guitar pop that aims to hit squarely in the pleasure center of your brain. They emerged out of the ashes of dearly departed Danish dance pop band Junior Senior when Jesper Mortensen (the Junior in Junior Senior) moved to New York City and met Leah Hennessey (step-daughter of The New York Doll’s David Johansen). The sound they created is a refreshing contrast to a lot of music out today– songs that unpretentiously surge with a rush of pure pop mixed with bratty punk grit and New Wave synths. They have only a three-song EP and a single to their name, making their total musical output thus far clock in at just under 9 minutes, but it’s enough to leave me begging for my next fix of MAKE OUT. Stream/download my personal favorite track, “I Don’t Want Anybody That Wants Me”. Below, watch the band tear up the streets of New York, smashing and throwing just about everything in their wake in the video for their newest single “You Can’t Be Friends With Everyone”.