JOYRIDE!: Self-titled: LP

Jul 26, 2013

Heavily pop-influenced punk with sincerely delivered female vocals. Beautiful songs about shitheads and old friends. The vocals can ruin this genre for people, but on this record they’re always strong and engaging. The lack of a lyric sheet creates a foggy mysteriousness to the stories. I saw a flyer for a recent East Coast tour they embarked on with Sourpatch and I can’t imagine a better companion-band. Rhythm sections that are familiar with blast beats and breakdowns will always bring out the best in pop music.

 –Daryl Gussin (Lauren,