HOWARDIAN: Are You a Frienda Brenda?: LP

Poignant, catchy, and driving. The music’s kinda indie, kinda punk and the vocals are delivered in a nasal croon. I’m hearing some early Jawbreaker in the mix with something like Silver Scooter. Every song is named after a place and the lyrics touch on travel and sadness, making this record feel like the downtime on tour—staring out the van window at blurry trees, waking up somewhere new with the same old hangover, but still glad to be out there in the world. –Chris Terry (Rad Girlfriend)