Buckfast Superbee took its name from a departed Benedictine monk who lived in Buckfast, England, and was obsessed with bees. The band, named "Best Alternative Artist" at the 2000 San Diego Music Awards, crank out power pop-inspired punk rock on their second album, You Know How the Song Goes. While bouncy numbers like "S.D. vs. L.A." and "Mushman" are merely of the Blink 182 variety, "A Song For a Wayward Couple" mines the land of New Wave and the stinger, "Apology in E," is a heartfelt narrative that comes off like Elliott Smith fronting a punk band playing covers of Big Star tunes. Plus the album is on Walking Records, so a portion of all the album sales are donated to the Hope Through Music Foundation who are dedicated to assisting in the search to cure spinal cord injuries and, literally, help to get people walking again.
AllMusic Review by Charles Spano