With the mainstream's full-nelson embrace of pop-punk set to go the way of the economy any day, Tsunami Bomb might be the genre's last remaining band. The Northern California quartet certainly has all the right moves: fun-loving spirit, an affinity for the road, and songs as catchy as the common cold. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the outfit is fronted by a crushworthy gal with a voice like a siren and a cool name (Agent M) that invokes old spy thrillers. On its latest album, The Ultimate Escape
, T-Bomb drops the warp-speed tempos of its primitive releases and aims squarely for the teenage heart of the Mall of America.