With his button-down white shirts, V-neck sweaters and floods, Ted Leo
might look more like a Bible salesman than a punk rocker despite the fact that he founded and fronted the Washington, D.C., punk-revivalist outfit Chisel for seven years. But alongside the Pharmacists, Leo's prescription of power pop is just what the doctor ordered to get audiences on their feet. Shake the Sheets
, the Lookout Records follow-up to 2003's ultra-successful Hearts Of Oak
, is filled with rousing love romps ("Me And Mia," "Heart Problems") and guitar-chugging, punk-infused dance songs ("Little Dawn," "Bleeding Powers"). With all Leo's energy, you might be torn on what to do: throw a fist in the air or bust a move. We highly recommend both.