SUGGESTED FRIENDS: Turtle Taxi: LP

Sep 29, 2020

There’s a clear emotional weight behind the songs on Turtle Taxi. The lyrics are often sharp and insightful, poetic and keenly observed, and occasionally the music heightens them (“G.N.A”). But the band mostly plays it safe and smooths the rough edges. The songs inevitably feel a bit slick and conventional, leaning well into the pop end of pop punk (it might be better to think of them as indie pop, even contemporary folk pop). I can relate to the feelings, just not the execution. –Matt Werts (HHBTM, hhbtm.com)

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