ERASE-HERS: Out of My Mind: CDEP

Jan 23, 2008

Uptempo pop punk with a lady singer and keyboards high in the mix. If you’re thinking of the Epoxies, or maybe the Unloveables with someone tickling the eighty-eights, you’re on the right page. But the tracks on Out of My Mind lack that second gear, that other layer that contrasts the poppy elements and rewards repeated listens. (The Epoxies have their dystopia world view, for example; the Unloveables their heartache.) Out of My Mind seems static because the emotional highs and lows are given equal treatment. There’s no need to erase what they do, just add their voice to it.

 –Mike Faloon (