The Bongos: Drums Along The Hudson (1982)
Opening track "In The Congo" is a pulsating, nearly power-pop rave-up, a semi-New Wave classic, followed by the mellow, jangly "The Bulrushes," a one-two punch demonstrating the band's competing dynamics. The rest of the album percolates along similar lines, with more eccentric tracks like "Video Eyes" jumbling elements of Devo and the B-52s, interspersed with more jangly, poppy fare like "Zebra Club." Plus a nice take on T. Rex's "Mambo Sun" to boot. The whole thing is a nice snapshot into the early 80s East Coast post-punk sound, which would sit comfortably alongside bands like Television and the dB's.
Here's the "Bulrushes" video: