This six-song EP bolts from the starting gate like a thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby. Propelled by raw, gritty guitars and angsty vocals, frontman Corey Cyr and crew make it clear from the first track that in their world grunge never went out of style. Cyr's trick of flipping from melodic, whiny verses to abrasive, hard-hitting hooks is vaguely reminiscent of Kurt Cobain, though the material lacks Cobain's soulful anguish. Even Ever Lose Somebody, a track that deals with death, exudes an ethereal pop optimism that's hard to understand but easy to digest, and makes you want want to pogo.
CYR rock Healey's Saturday (June 11) at 9 pm.