WESTERN PLAZA: Self-titled: Cassette

Fair or not, bands on Burger Records have a specific “sound,” and WesternPlaza fits in amongst that sound perfectly. Pop/garage tunes, drenched in reverb, with little to absolutely no punk influence is what you get with this release. The songs almost have a Beach Boys type pop sensibility about them. While this Amarillo, TX five piece does what they do admirably, this eight-song cassette ultimately doesn’t have enough dirty rock’n’roll bite to it to keep me interested. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Burger, burgerrecords.org)