MALL’D TO DEATH: The Process of Reaching Out: 7”

Nov 15, 2011

When I signed up for reviews, I suppose I should have seen this one coming: two solid label dudes who I’d consider friends release a record that just isn’t for me. Not that this is bad... far from it, in fact! Lyrically, I can totally get behind topics like rallying against the digital age or wallowing in self-deprecation, and the musicianship and energy on this album is apparent. It’s just that while fifteen years ago I would have been all over this, these days I could take or leave their brand of ‘90s pop punk with ska influences. If you’re a fan of Dun Bin Had or Bomb The Music Industry, this will be right up your alley. It’s just leaving me a bit lukewarm.

 –Chris Mason (It’s Alive/GC)