Outta San Pedro, the follow up to Half-Ass Romance takes it down a notch from drunk in the parking lot rowdiness to cowboy junky blues, bringing up sounds of Drunken Boat and 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. These four new tracks top the scales at eight and a half minutes total, putting their stamp of Fraggle Rock on sun-kissed California hide. The first half of the tracks fail to pull as much weight with a straightforward verse, chorus, verse format we’ve heard before, lead by whiskey-stripped vocals and gang choruses. “Bedroom Eyes” adds another layer, pulling up to a steady boot-stompin’ clip with distinct key changes and tricky guitar work. Pulling up the rear, “Babykiller_05” coasts into the palm treed horizon on lazy Sunday afternoon chords, preferring skateboard to automobile, simple to unnecessary.
–Kristen K. (45 RPM, 45rpmrecords.bigcartel.com / Recess, recessrecords.com / Something Dancey, facebook.com/SomethingDancey)