A fairytale of good versus evil.This album is centered on a shipwrecked boy named Todd. He is eleven years old when he arrives on the island and turns twelve in the episode called “The Birthday Party.” Wait, hold up… I’m thinking of the plot to H.R. Pufnstuf not Underground Railroad To Candyland. Well, either way, close enough. In the best way possible, this band makes children’s music for adults. It is bouncy and playful, full of whimsy and imagination, while still relatable and rooted in punk; a cracked kaleidoscope of relevancy depicting characters and experiences flowing in and out of each other; birth, tension, resolve, and everything in between. Maybe this isn’t children’s music for adults; maybe it’s just music that people of all ages can enjoy. Either way you want to look at it, this is another fantastic record from an already treasured band.
–Daryl Gussin (Recess)