I’ve seen Spoonboy play. One man tour. It did not prepare me for a full band release. “Great Mistake Maker” hits like the Street Eaters’ side of their Severance Package split—rollicking bass hopping around through sunshine and grit. And now that you’re all amped up, you get a Springsteen/Ted Leo swaggering storyline about “Linus & Me.” Two songs may be the perfect dose and you might find a little freedom in letting yourself love these tracks. The Goodbye Party is Beach Boys garage and the Spoonboy side will prevent me from ever remembering them. Clear red vinyl.
–Matt Seward (Silver Sprocket)