Chicago-based Epicycle, a Punk/ Power Pop group active from 1977 to early 1982, are interesting from a historical and musical standpoint. They were one of very small number of bands who handled all aspects of record production themselves, were in talks to be managed by future Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt and even managed a small record label that released a few singles from other local artists. Even more fascinating to me is the degree to which their music is immediately arresting, feeling familiar but fresh. Epicycle’s songs haven’t aged a day in 30 years, and if anything, their recent retrospective compilation LP “You’re Not Gonna Get It: 1978-1981” could be released years from now and still sound vital and fresh as ever. 14 songs, 14 hits. RECOMMENDED!