New York's, Single Serving Friend, is a mixture of raw energy, excitement, and throwback to influence. Listening through the self-titled e.p. you'll hear homage paid to the likes of 311, Sublime, and Cake.
On Lolita, the band works off of a catchy rhythm and delivers enthusiastic lyrics to boot. Rock Radio works with more intensity and belongs on the video game Road Rash circa early Sublime. This track adds more drive than most - its not for family listening.
Forever utilizes ambiance and space to communicate. Then at 2:26, enters the drive and force you're used to with these guys.
Overall, the production captures energy in its live quality. I think more time and care in the studio could bring these songs up to their potential.
RATING: 3 of 5 stars