Here We Go is the second release for this band; it is a follow up to their full length self-titled album that was released in 2011. Being familiar with the bands music and raw rock and roll sound I was happy as a pig in shit when I got this new E.P. in the mail.
From the get-go the title track of this record starts with big sound and only gets bigger and more dynamic as it plays along. Despite the bands disdain for being labeled, it is clear that these kids are a formidable garage-punk band. You just can’t have out of this world reverb and custom crafted vocals like these kids do without recognizing the influence behind it.
I LOVE this record! It’s just not something that you can sit still while listening to it; it implores you to get up and move. The guitars jangle appropriately, the cymbals crash just when you need them to, and Travis has that bass guitar smoking fucking hot!
If you’re like me as soon as the closing track of the record, a surf inspired instrumental piece, is over you’ll be flipping this record over to have another go at it.
Overall opinion of this record is that it is damn fine piece of rock and roll with each song complementing the others. Everything just fits on this one. Nothing sounds out of place, It’s just a damn good, fun record to have.
I have just one problem with this record. It just isn’t long enough! I can’t wait until the next full length comes out!
-PoDunk Radio Dec 1st, 2012
"The six-song mini album builds on a compelling aesthetic established by Kramer's self-titled debut album in 2011; that is, the intersection of euphoric, reverb-drenched surf jams – the new EP closes with a remake of Chantays classic, “Pipeline” – and the hooky mania of First Wave punk."... Tacoma Weekly Dec 7th, 2012
"Lyrically, Kramer cuts typically burst at the seams with party-hearty irreverence, a la “Crocs,” a goofy, high-octane account of a fictional beach party at which the aforementioned footwear gets stolen. Its underlying message: “F---|||| Crocs! Get chicks! Drink beer! Get blitzed!” But social commentary does surface here and there, a la “Kill the I.R.S.,” a punk rant against materialism and a mosh-worthy favorite during last weekend’s set at McCoy’s Tavern in Olympia. “Trash a bank / burn a bridge,” Birkedahl sings, “Stop the war / adopt a kid / kill the I.R.S.”... Tacoma Weekly Dec 7th, 2012