The name Beard Springsteen might suggest hipsters in a Bruce tribute band, but it's actually a project headed by punk rocker JE Sheehy (The Trick, OffSeason). He has just put out a mini-album, Broken English, that he terms "a collection of songs somewhere between Guided by Voices and Hüsker Dü ... Sad songs with fun hooks, about minoring in political science, depression and frostbite". On the sung-in-French "Larmes à feu" he also reminds us of Plastic Bertrand. The results are simultaneously noisy and catchy and definitely worthy of attention.