Despite widespread acclaim in the blogoshpere, this elusive San Francisco quintet has only been available through Rough Trade Records from outside the U.S. This four song tease displays the band’s undeniably poppy sound. Available only to radio stations, the EP includes blog faves such as “Ghetto Ways” and “Mama Your Boys Will Find a Home”. The opening synth riff in “Lay Down Your Weapons” is delectable and leaves you wondering when the band’s hipster sound will be heard in the States. “Inevitable Thieves” features the borderline falsetto of Bryan Garza over a soft organ and steady bass. With the successful UK release of the band’s debut album, Underhanded Romance, it seems inevitable that the band will return triumphantly home to the States. This is some top-notch pop punk, with more emphasis on the pop and light on the punk.
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