The Braces, a four man pop punk outfit based in Thousand Oaks, CA, has been pumping out catchy, foot tapping tunes since 2005. Though they might be unknown to most mainstream listeners, The Braces are continuously succeeding in making a name for themselves in their local/regional scene. With a west coast tour on the horizon, it shouldn’t be a surprise when these boys begin to make waves this upcoming year. Their sophomore album I’m Telling Everyone is a fresh take on old school pop punk. The single I’d Rather Be Hot is as much fun as it is true; critical views being backed by hometown pride, with simplistic verses and an obnoxiously memorable chorus. The Braces will surely have you hooked at first listen. Their upcoming 5 song EP is set to be just as exciting and fresh as I’m Telling Everyone (I got a hold of some of the demo’s, and I’m impressed.) Stop waiting around for something to be cool and get back to your roots, check out The Braces MySpace page.