SWIFTUMZ: Everybody Loves Chris: LP

This Bay Area band seems most at home playing a mix of lush indie pop and the type of bouncy power pop that Mick Jokes was working into “London Calling.” It’s a surprise combination that totally works on the handful of songs where they make it, but the album features a lot of co-writers and isn’t cohesive.

 –Chris Terry (meltersmusic.bandcamp.com)