Monday, September 12, 2011

StarFish: Enter Sandbox

"StarFish is five dads from New Jersey who describe their sound as 'cool, classic rock-style jams for families' and that’s a pretty fair assessment. In an obvious nod to Metallica, Starfish titled its second CD Enter Sandbox. Now don’t be scared; their roots are securely in 70’s classic rock rather than the headbanging of Metallica. At the same time, the more I listened to Enter Sandbox the more I felt the label of classic rock isn’t fair to them, because their sound is so much more than that. Because I'm more of a fan of alt-pop kids music, I was a little hesitant on this album. Kids and rock music doesn’t seem like a natural pairing, but StarFish makes it work. ‘Sick Day’ is a fun reggae track, ‘Elephant’ is bouncy pop ditty, or the beautiful acoustics of ‘Joshua’s Treehouse’ make this a surprisingly well-rounded album. Don't get me wrong; there is plenty of rock on this album, but 'Enter Sandbox' offers enough variety to keep everyone in the family happy" (Dan Walsh, "CD Review,", 6/7/10).
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