Let’s move to Oakland, California, to meet Tim Brown & Donna McKean (both members of Hard Left) and their back and forth story. Formed around 1994, they released four albums, and some 7″ and EPs before they went on hiatus in 2002. Then came Birds of California, new band’s incarnation that delivered the EP ‘Great Expectations‘ on February Records in 2010, and one record, ‘One and Only‘, in 2013 on Jigsaw Records. But the duo changed back their name to Lunchbox, coming in full form with LP ‘Lunchbox Loves You‘ last year and now completing the rebirth with EP ‘Smash Hits‘ out this summer. Recalling Boyracer, Rocketship, The Faintest Ideas, their bubblegum pop with a punk edge is as full of hooks and instant-catchy melodies as fuzz and sharp edges. Smashing pop, really!