Album Reviews

Happy Birthday
appy Birthday – Happy Birthday
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 00:00
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Apparently Kyle Thomas started a band because he was afraid to go onstage on his own as a singer/songwriter. It’s a reason that’s as good as hoping to get laid or wanting to score free drugs I guess. Whatever the reason may have been, I think it was a good decision because on their self-titled debut they dish out some quirky pop that’s a lot of fun to listen to.

Try to look past the hideous artwork (I know… not an easy feat) and you’ll get to experience some jangly, dreamy rock songs with pop hooks that come with a shot of psychedelic on the side. Kind of like a party cocktail of Pavement, Sonic Youth, Beach Boys (the vocal harmonies are great) and what the hell… some Velvet Underground. The result is a fun album that - thanks to “Girls FM” -comes with a bonafide hit song guarantee.