I'll fess up that yesterday (Jan. 6, 2009) is when I finally broke down and listened to the Lemuria album, giving in to my curiosity as to why it kept showing up on year-end "Best of" lists pretty much everywhere. Turns out this thing is awesome, sounding almost exactly like Velocity Girl (who I didn't like at the time, go figure), or like The Yips crossed with The Warmers and cleaned up for the pop-punk kids who would otherwise have no frickin' clue. I almost wish that Lemuria had been recommended by at least one person along the way with a trustworthy taste in music, because then I might've listened to it sooner. Phew, so it wasn't my fault after all.
(this file is now listen-only)