Japanese Motors' debut opens up with a perfect day-at-the-beach tune, complete with handclaps, twangy guitars and a rhythm ideal for doing the Twist, but the rest of the album veers from twitchy, shambling garage rock (“B.N.E.”, an outstandingly raucous track) to classic, Strokes-inspired alt-pop (“Coors Lite,” “Spending Days”) to honest party-rock fueled by plenty of guitars, shakers, and tambourines (“Better Trends”). There are a few breezy, tropical moments, like “Regrets a Paradise,” with its bubbly, Afro-pop guitar picking and relaxed, bobbing vibe, and “Interlude,” a luscious, lolling guitar piece with a strong ‘60s flavor that evokes clear, blue water. Front man Alex Knost has a voice that’s somewhere between “Passenger”-era Iggy Pop and the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, while overall the band has the good-humored party energy of early “college rock” bands like the Fleshtones and Camper Van Beethoven. Guitars chime and jangle, while the bottom end — both bass and drums, which includes some nice bongo work — find grooves that demand the moving of feet. With lyrics like “Now we wanna go to France, where we can not wear pants!”, the Japanese Motors are clearly out to show you a good time.