Listening to Lunchbox Loves You can be compared to opening an actual lunchbox packed by your mother without consulting you beforehand. You know that your mother loves you, because she is your mother. You know that Oakland, California’s Lunchbox loves you, because they told you so in the title to the album.Lunchbox Loves You . But the core question is whether the contents bear witness to the love. I certainly can’t speak to the contents of your school lunches, and my lunches weren’t always ready for Master Chef. However, I think you’ll like the ten course lunch that Tim Brown and Donna McKean have packed for you. The ingredients include jangle, fuzz, hooks and a good dose of bubblegum for your finishing pleasure. It is a rush of sounds constructed around Tim’s acoustic and electric guitars and Donna’s bass, with other embellishing touches, and the male/female vocals. There appears to be a punk foundation to these songs, but the execution is pop with the emphasis on fun. And to show you how good it is, I didn’t cherry pick songs, I just embedded the first three. Enjoy!
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