DOWZER: So Much for Silver Linings: CD

Fast-paced, feels very West-Coast-punk-inspired. Despite the sort of downer title, it doesn’t feel that far away from upbeat. It sounds like something I would have pretended to be into when I was in high school because it’s tight and driving but I would have secretly been listening to darker, deep emo stuff because that’s where silver linings truly go to die. I’m pretty eh on this record, but not because it’s bad. It’s just because there are other records that already occupy the space in my mind (like Rehasher or another semi-posi punk band from a warm climate). –Theresa W. (Shield, shieldrecordings.com / Umlaut, umlautrecords.com)