The album opens with "This Is Love." It's a typical pop punk song. This band reminds me a lot of Bracket but their singer's vocals sound like jibberish. It's got a fun, upbeat sound, but in the end it can't save the intelligible lyrics.
"My First Kiss" is really the best song on the EP, which isn't saying too much. It's a decent pop punk song, but it never really catches you with a hook. In the end, that's what this album is lacking most, a hook. "Catch A Wave" continues the downward spiral. It's down right cheesy. It's got a fun sound, but isn't at all amazing.
The final nail in the coffin is their cover of Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love." This song has been covered too many times, by too many people. It's vile. This is really one of the worst renditions of the song I've ever heard.
To close, this band needs something to help them. I had heard a lot of good things about them, but couldn't find any basis for these good words on this recording. It's available from Fat Wreck on July 24th, but I'm sure there are some other worthwhile albums to spend your money on, like the Good Riddance home video that comes out that day!
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