This first time that I listened to this, all I could think was, “Bands really need to listen to more than one band. I’m so sick of bands being so far up Hot Water Music’s ass that they can touch Chuck Ragan’s molars with their tonsils.” As I listen to THS now, I still can’t get the thought that they are emulating HWM out of my head. They don’t do it poorly, but I think that we’d all rather listen to HWM. Music aside, the artwork is pretty rad. It’s a painting of a chimp using a stick to try to get a banana from behind its cage. I’d really like a poster of it.
–Vincent (S A, thishiddenswitch.com)