“…it’s not hard to imagine lead vocalist and lyricist Joe Casey as a philosophy professor at some Midwestern college taking the stage at a tiny bar off-campus and delivering a series of rants and/or free associations as a student band whips up a thick fog of guitars and drums that pours out behind him.” -Allmusic.com […]
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“…a record built on the detritus of the last four decades of consumer culture. Songs are anchored on samples of Suzanne Vega (‘Centuries’) or, better still, a bizarre appropriation of The Munsters theme (the wild, careening ‘Uma Thurman,’ where the Halloween surfer-swing attempts to replicate the sexy menace of Pulp Fiction), but these are essentially […]
“They’re not traditionalists — they’re not about three chords and the truth, they’re about misdirection and hiding their emotions, then letting it all spill out in one headstrong rush. In 2013, when so many bands are donning tweed caps and pining for a past that never existed, it’s kind of fun to have a band […]
“[T]his brisk, cheerful collection of pop is a relief after the operatic ambitions of 21st Century Breakdown. The hooks fly furiously, the attack is precise and the hooks, in both the melodies and riffs, are so huge, they gleefully bludgeon doubters into blissful submission. It’s the work not of punks but of road warriors eager […]