Sweet Tart-pop threesome the Fake Fictions debut “Raw Yang,” their debut full-length on Fresh Produce Records, an enjoyable, cavity-instigating affair with all the bells and whistles, alternating boy and girl vocals and poppy, hook-laden melodies. There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but “Raw Yang”’s delight is in its utter joyousness. Pieces of pop-punk, garage rock and eighties-indie make their way into the songs with an undeniably cutesy, nicely homesick effect—the song “Impossible You,” with its chanting breakdown, practically screams high-school parking lots, prom-date anxiety and adventurous nights at lover’s lane. “Just Desserts” is a pretty one, as well, as the band wholly and completely embodies rock candy with riffs, a three-piece that needs nothing else added to the sound. In fact, it would be tragedy if the band decided to be more ambitious. (Tom Lynch)
July 13 at Subterranean.