There's nothing like a successful stint in drug rehab to get creative juices flowing. That's what happened to Chicken, Fat Wreck Chords' mail order guy and bassist in Western Addiction. After treating a nasty habit, Chicken (real name Tyson) teamed up with One Man Army's Brandon Pollack and James Kotter to form Dead to Me. Their debut disc is loaded with aggressive power pop and catchy hooks, which will immediately endear them to Fat Wreck-loving punks. A few unsuccessful screamo moments almost derail the disc, but their violent outbursts are kept to a minimum, letting their respectable pop tendencies lead the way.