Ignore the admittedly hokey premise - four anonymous Wisconsinites don ski masks and adopt color coordinated names like would-be "Reservoir Dogs" cast mates (Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, and so on)- and appreciate the crew's knack for spitting out polished, hook-laden pop-punk gems.

Ignore the admittedly hokey premise — four anonymous Wisconsinites don ski masks and adopt color coordinated names like would-be “Reservoir Dogs” cast mates (Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, and so on)— and appreciate the crew’s knack for spitting out polished, hook-laden pop-punk gems.

Masked Intruder’s latest, M.I., arrives packed with songs that play to its armed-and-dangerous moniker: “Crime Spree,” “I Fought the Law,” “Locked Up and Lonely.” But these aren’t the prison-cell musings of hardened criminals. Rather, these infectious, bounding tunes suggest a playful “Bonnie and Clyde” reboot for the selfie and hashtag era. The bandmates might be masked, but it’d surprise if they remained anonymous much longer.

Photo courtesy of Masked Intruder