For a first 7”, Karoshi Boy, from Corona, California, are unmistakably tight with no glaring hiccups: The vocals are confident (including some slick chorus harmonies), the guitars neatly intermingle, the drums barrel forward, and the bass is never indulgent. This is pop punk in the Joyce Manor vein, nostalgic and concise. I imagine that these dudes will produce a solid full-length in the near future, but I only hope that they experiment some more and deviate from tried-and-true formulas. It’s obvious that they’re talented enough to write songs that stretch further than what’s been trending in Southern California as of late. Solid stuff.
–Sean Arenas (Open Door / Karma Armada)