CASUAL: Self-titled: LP

Casual has a lot of things going for them. The record is full of two-minute angst bursts flavored by sing song vocals of varieties resembling—at various points in the record—RVIVR, Dear Landlord, and Shang-a-Lang. One could argue that maybe the record plays it a bit too safe, but I see it more as cozy. There’s something warm and comfortable about the record, even though I’ve never been here before—a familiar emotional resonance of shouting and power chords. Home away from home. –Bryan Static (Dead Broke, deadbrokerecords.com / Square Of Opposition, squareofopposition.com)