To Paul, From Dad 1951 (CD)
"Getting past the analogy for a moment, the album’s sound is as unique as it gets. Garage-punk-surf-psych-party-pop-rock would be this writer’s best shot at a description. Make no mistake about it, The Heart Pills have found a sound of their own, inherent in each of the songs, that propels the album from start to finish. It is catchy, fresh, and determined, and though many of the tracks were previously recorded by Josh alone, this is definitely a huge leap in the right direction for the band as a whole. From the instrumentation to the recording process, the effected vocals and trash can bangs, to the Beach Boys-style party interludes sprinkled throughout, this album smacks of paradox: honed upheaval, sarcastic seriousness, professional folly."