'FAVORITE RECORDS' EP REVIEW Miskatonic is living proof that power pop works best when you have great hooks, tuneful melodies, quirky arrangements, and tight harmonies. It also helps that it rocks relentlessly, which this EP does quite nicely. The interplay between the guitar and synth is sublime and playful, as is Elizabeth Firger's vocal performance. The band on these three songs is flawless and sparkles with energy, as does the production. The only drawback to this EP is it's length. One can only hope that there is more music in the near future. (Joel Simches, 'The Noise') BIO: Miskatonic has been described as 'a potent mixture of new wave and rock and roll,' 'intensely energetic' and 'Courtney Love on mood elevators singing in a sci-fi rock opera.' The Boston-based band combines '80s synth and bass vibes, punky guitar textures and powerful rock beats with Elizabeth Firger's infectious, melodic vocals. No wonder Miskatonic is drawing increasing attention from critics, fans and radio stations. The band's first release (2007), 'Let Us Entertain Us,' received significant commercial and college airplay - and strong reviews. Northeast Performer wrote: 'Miskatonic's bombastically catchy sound is complemented by Firger's sometimes delicate, mostly edgy vocals.' The Noise exclaimed: ''Dregs of the World' kicks like a page from the book of new wave Johnny Lydon.' And, 'It's damn near perfect.' Featuring former members of Cheater Pint, Calendar Girl and Ultrabreakfast, Miskatonic has drawn crowds to top Boston venues including The Avalon, The Paradise, The Middle East, The Hard Rock Café, TT the Bears and Harper's Ferry. The band has shared the stage with well-known local and national acts including The Dollyrots, Imperial Teen, The Acrobrats, The Great Bandini, and The Downbeat Five. In 2007, Miskatonic reached the Boston finals of the Emergenza Music Festival beating out hundreds of other local bands. In 2008, the band won radio station 92.5 The River's Rising Star contest. Miskatonic's newest release, 'Favorite Records,' features three new songs that have been fan favorites at live shows.