This album collects the first two releases from the Saint Paul power-pop trio. The first nine songs comprise their brilliant 2012 self-released cassette in its entirety, and represents the best new mod-punk available since 1980. Seriously, these songs are amazing, with each one finding at least 3 perfect hooks. Thrilling stuff, in a Protex, Buzzcocks, First Alert, Only Ones channel. The compilation ends with their first vinyl release from Three Dimensional Records. "Dreaming in Black and White" remains a live staple for the band, and finds them jerking back and forth between staccato chorus stabs and crooning verses. "Endless Nights" captures their Who-aping side and demands windmills and scissor kicks throughout. Rock n' roll at its finest.
Maximumrocknroll - "Genre fans oughta investigate immediately, especially those wanting great songs and sound over cartoonish polka-dot bullshit."
Terminal Boredom - "Very reverent, and with enough talent to keep the hooks coming. If you're a power-popper you should be listening to this instead of that limpdick Burger shit."
Razorcake - "The power pop revival apparently continues, and this is as fine an example as any of how good it can get."
Tracks 1, 4 and 5 were released on vinyl by Piñata Records. Buy the 7" here: pinatarecords.bandcamp.com/album/you-and-your-sister
Tracks 10-11 released on 7" vinyl by Three Dimensional Records, for sale here: threedimensionalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-in-black-white