A lot of bands try to recreate the flower child/hippie/shoegaze/daydream/throwback thing. These guys are miles above the competition though and create melodies that will stick with you for days. Plus I've gotta give them bonus points on account of Yusuke Okada being in Lost Balloons.
" And I can't help it if I break down, I can't help it if I lose control". Exactly how I feel when I hear that song. By which I mean it makes me very badly want to crack a beer bottle over someone's head and kick them in the spine, which is EXACTLY what punk SHOULD do. I gotta be completely honest here. I originally heard of these guys through the good person (people?) at Tour Van records. I bought the Dirty Kills 7" and they gave me a free download of this. I love this so damn much that I NEEDED to have the real record of it. Music junkie that I am (pun intended) I'm always on the prowl for something new and I'm damn greatful that this band has come into my life. : )
I've had the actual physical record of this for about a year at the time I'm writing this. I keep trying to come up with relevant comparisons but they escape me. All I can say is this... Do yourself a favor and REALLY LISTEN to this several times. There's something intangible and indescribable that just burrows into your soul a little more with each listen. Great stuff for punks of pretty much any stripe. : )
Everything the guy did was gold. If you actually ever see this Pat then well... the fact that your name isn't a household word just shows society's complete lack of taste. Thank you for sharing your amazing music with all of us and I hope "retirement" is treating you well. : )
"Song for a supermarket parking lot" hits home for me pretty hard. Why? Three words: Battle... Creek... Michigan. I defy ANYONE to drive down Michigan Avenue from in town out to 11 Mile by themself after dark and not relate to those lyrics.
If the Lumineers did a ton of LSD, shot dope, lost their minds, and became a punk band this is what it would sound like. Flawlessly brilliant from start to finish. If the artist actually reads this I hope you are doing well and still hard at it. : )