The Lashes

The Stupid Stupid [EP]

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Successfully defying the sonic connotations implied by its hometown, the Lashes seek to reinvent Seattle as the new home to wry, punkified pop. Peep Stupid Stupid, the group's blissed-out four-song EP and you'll find yourself in the presence of irresistible, garage-bred rockers like "Death by Mixtape" and "Pop Song." The former is an edgy, confectionary rocker and the closest thing to an anthem, but the latter is equally a winner with a strong melody and frontman Ben Lashes' energetic look at the power pop genre." All it's gonna take is just another pop song/to make everything okay," Lashes soundly proclaims. And the Lashes -- complete with a wicked roll of guitars and keyboards -- are true believers, be it the sturdy, lovelorn "Ex-Mas (Young in Love)" or the scenester-chick homage "It's Your Party." Fun as hell, and superbly crafted, Stupid Stupid easily leaves listeners clamoring for more -- making word that there's a full-length in the band's future superb news for those in need of additional manic pop thrills.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
blue highlight denotes track pick