German indie rockers Cosmic Casino belong to no easily identifiable scene. Their debut album, Be Kind and Be Cause, consists of 13 manic guitar pop tunes with quirky lyrics ("A cornflake is not an elephant"?) and pogo-riffic pop-punk melodies. Early Supergrass is an easy touchstone, but songs like the sparse, tense "Postcard from the Moon" and the churning closer "Go On to Greater Things" also suggest a vaguely psychedelic bent akin to their Norwegian labelmates Motorpsycho or the Swedish pomp-rockers the Soundtrack of Our Lives. Be Kind and Be Cause is refreshingly idiosyncratic, but the band's two most appealing elements, Thomas Hoenig's hyperactive, choppy guitar style and Richard Goerlich's lightly accented, tightly wound vocals, make Cosmic Casino easily accessible regardless.