First bad sign: an empty roll of toilet paper on the cover. Next bad sign: the word “Shit” is censored. I think if you’re writing the word “shit” on the surface on which it normally goes, you are more than justified to leave it uncensored. Last bad omen: in their thank yous, they claim to have “constant rock star attitudes.” Sigh. This is sluggish and inconsistent pop punk, and while I’ve heard worse, it’s nothing I haven’t heard before. Is Drive-Thru Records still around?
–Will Kwiatkowski (Bone, www.bonerecordschicago.com)