JETSET RADIO: From Ashes to Life: LP

May 10, 2007

I’ve nothing against these guys, but I don’t seem to have a whole lot for them either. They live up to their self-described “Alkaline Trio, The Ataris, and Jimmy Eat World” influences and there certainly is a niche out there for their “Emotion, Pop, Punk und Rock” sound. They’re German and for some reason I hadn’t ever imagined this type of German boy angst, so perhaps their music can be considered an important cultural import in our understanding of their particular sensitivities and is therefore of some sociological value in that regard.

 –susan (Wanda)