The first song on this album is called, “Cherry Blossom Cool.” What does that mean? Your guess is as good as mine. This is the kind of quirky, indie rock that I liked in the mid-nineties when I spent a lot of time driving around in my parents’ minivan listening to every Lemonheads album ever made. I’m happy to say my tastes have evolved, and I found this album fairly tiresome. I’m not sure why the male member of this band is the lead singer, since his voice is kind of whiny and grating. Four songs in, we are teased with a excellent track called “Get High School” where one of the band’s female members sings lead in a charming, unpretentious way. If the other songs on the album were more like that one, this might have a chance of landing in my heavy rotation pile.
–jennifer (Basement Tape)