LOVED ONES, THE: Distracted: CDEP

I was pretty into this band around the time of their first EP, but stopped following them shortly after their first full length, for no reason in particular. I’d heard they’d taken on a really huge Bruce Springsteen influence since then (which seems like it’s a popular thing to do now), but it’s a lot more subtle than I was expecting, though maybe it’s just this EP. I’m actually a little curious what younger kids have to think. I know, as a younger teenager, with my first exposure to punk rock, I gravitated towards a lot of loud/fast/profane Epi-Fat bands, and is this the kind of thing that kid would like? I think they could still get into it.

 –joe (Fat Wreck)