SIX TRACK 12INCH
A shotgun marriage of '80s jangle pop and nervy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics are the wedded bliss of SOB STORIES' eponymous debut EP. Lead singer and songwriter Joel Cusumano never met a hooky chord progression, or a dark turn of phrase, he didn't like.
Prior to forming SOB STORIES, Cusumano played with Oakland power-poppers TALKIES—after recording with TERRY SIX (EXPLODING HEARTS) and releasing a full-length cassette on Burger Records, he parted ways with the group to form SOB STORIES. Other Bay Area pop pros (members of RAZZ, COCKTAILS) fill out the SOBS' lineup.
The band's debut is a whirlwind of guitar pop tunes that all clock in under 2:30, and cover the rock geek milieu—heartbreak, regret, and baked Alaska.
RiYL: GAME THEORY, dB's, CLOSE LOBSTERS, GBV, GRAHAM PARKER, THE MICE
This album is utterly astounding - funny, moving, upbeat and more infectious than lice. I cannot stop playing this over and over and over - it's like sunshine with spikes. All the tracks are amazing, but the one that has me jumping about the most, is Unicorn in Uniform. Music to crash your car to :) Lalo