8/10// Indie Soft Rock
This is an album with a point of view. From instrumentation, production, and song-writing, there is something interesting going on. Very few albums sound like this. Everything was recorded directly into the sound board, rather than using a microphone to pick up loud guitar amps or drumsets. That’s a fact I’ve known for a long time while enjoying this album, but took me a long time to realize this is a rock album with no crash cymbals. This is a rock album, not inspired by the usual likes of Zeppelin, Clash & Ramones. There are influences of 10cc, Huey Lewis, & Phil Collins here. The worst part about this album is how short it is. Other than the standout tracks “Noxeema” & “Rochelle and Connie”, the best part of this album is the promise of more. This is a hell of a debut album and the follow-up Georgia EP is just as fantastic.