Ex Norwegian “Standby”

These guys must have looked up “power pop” in the dictionary. “Something Unreal” is as good a song as any. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but they still try hard. That’s the best of both worlds, really.

“Fresh Pit” reminds me of the Posies. It’s a pretty timeless sound. Like many songs on this album, it’s a little short, but that’s okay. More time for honey-roasted peanuts!

“Pow3rfull” has the same intro as the hook in “Code Monkey” by Jonathan Coulton. I think that’s reason enough to like it, because the songs stands up on its own anyway, much like a metal utensil in a bowl of Dennison’s chili.

“Add Vice” and “Dance Trance Pants” remind me of Howard Jones. I told you. The sound is timeless. How can you go wrong with anything here? You can’t really. Maybe they suck live. These songs are all great, promise.

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