“We are not at all ashamed to admit there are some undeniable Cheap Trick moments,” says Alec Bourgeois of the Capitol City Dusters’ new album, Simplicity. The record, a split release from Dischord and the Dusters’ own Superbad Records, is out now as the Dusters wind up a monthlong coast-to-coast U.S. tour. Simplicity captures an energetic pop-rock sensibility that is rare but not out of place in the local punk-rock landscape, with 11 tracks of punk anthems and straight-up irony-free rock ‘n’ roll. While on tour, the Dusters met up with local pals Quix*O*Tic (touring with a new 7-inch from Ixor Stix Records) for two West Coast dates and played in San Diego with the local yokels from Frodus (themselves touring in support of a spastic new album, Conglomerate International, from Tooth & Nail Records). Welcome the road-weary Dusters back home on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Black Cat with Promise Ring and Jets to Brazil. (CB)