SUNNYSIDE: Welcome to San Diego: LP

Sunnyside play melodic, riffy pop punk straight out of 1998. I guess this is timeless music because nobody has ever stopped playing it. They remind me of that wing of Epitaph/Fat Wreck bands I could never get excited about (No Use For A Name, Strung Out, etc.)—not bad necessarily, but unremarkable. Like barre chord wallpaper. They’re gravel-voiced bros who sound like they’ve done a little bit of living, and now they’re going to tell you about their relationship problems. Great. The lyric booklet is pretty well done, and I appreciated the photo of Tony Gwynn on the cover. So yeah, this record is boring, but check out the cool pic of an MLB Hall of Famer. 

 –Matt Werts (Little Deputy, littledeputy.com / ADD, addrecs.com / It’s Alive, itsaliverecords.com / Eager Beaver, eagerbeaver.shop-pro.jp)