Goya is filled to the brim with ironic, iconoclastic indie-lounge-pop. From the title track's inspired, catchy riff on "Tequila" to the hidden final song, a cover of "J-I-N-G-L-E Bells," Goya features some of Jenny Toomey's and Mark Robinson's best writing and playing. Toomey's songs narrowly edge out Robinson's as being the more memorable of the two; the barely contained emotions in "Cherishino," "Pinky Tuscadero," and, especially, "Fillings" give all the irony of Goya a solid, valid base. Toomey also lends her smooth vocals to a surprisingly good cover of "I Only Have Eyes for You," another worthwhile track.
by Heather Phares