FUTURE PLANS: Self-titled: LP

Feb 06, 2020

I’m hearing a lot of Toys That Kill in here, and some Future Virgins, and maybe—particularly in a song like “Stranger”—there’s a certain, dare I say it, Harvey Danger braggadocio inherent as well. Whether or not that’s a good thing depends on the listener, I guess, but to me these guys come across as confident and wholly formed, given that this is their debut. Nuanced, particular, catchy, slightly neurotic, and/or paranoid power pop. I got a beautiful swirly purple/pink marble version. It’s clear a ton of effort went into this one, and if you’re into the aforementioned bands (I swear this vocalist is a dead ringer for Todd Congelliere), you’ll most likely dig this. –Keith Rosson (Sex Sheet, sexsheetrecords.com)