Review: Barefoot

“Only Souvenirs”
(Boss Tuneage Records)

This is ambitious, melodic punk that yearns to be the memorable anthem to someone’s first year out of high school. One can envision each song (they’re all similar) as the dramatic piece that plays at the end of gen-this-year movie as all the transformed characters run out of the school doors, shown from a high crane shot. However, revisiting that movie a few years later proves it to be not as important as one remembers. These sweet songs are “pretty in pink” but will fade under the harsh glare of solar scrutiny.