Being outside of a trend sucks a little. There’s a ton of this stoned-out beach pop and I don’t enjoy any of it. It’s not the music’s fault. It probably just reflects a different mentality. Me, I never learned how to slow down and chill out. That’s not how my brain is wired. Slow music can make anxious and bored. That’s partially why I gravitate so heavily towards punk rock and it’s sonically similar subgenres. That being said, this record is fine. If someone who likes this kind of music told me these guys were the hottest shit this side of the Atlantic Ocean, I guess I could believe them. Grade: C+.
–Bryan Static (Burger, burgerrecords.org)