So I first heard of these guys after a bunch of praise from my friend/their label mate Jimmy of The Sass Dragons. Then I get this, with a fancy little promo/press sheet, which includes “RIYL Talking Heads, They Might Be Giants, Fugazi, The Unicorns.” Okay, nothing wrong with that. It just threw me for a loop. Then I put it on, and establish “Yeah, They Might Be Giants if they were some crazy, tiny record store/warehouse-playing hyper punk band” (and don’t get me wrong, I love me some TMBG). Calling this indie rock is an insult to innovative/creative punk bands.
–joe (Let’s Pretend)