release date: 12/11/2012
by Scott Hefflon
Lasorda features members of The Get Up Kids, fun., The New Amsterdams, Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band, and Ghosty, but is more synth indie pop than indie rock, with Suzannah Johannes’ sweet voice being backed by The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor more often than not. On “Sleep When You Are Dead,” Matt takes the lead and does a decent job, but it’s simple, light rock, with a “yeah, yeah” part that fails to race the pulse. Give me The Sheila Divine’s shiver-worthy “rock you, yeah, yeah, yeah” in “Like a Criminal” any day.