Though Mendez might have figured out what he wants to do with his life the Long Beach native ditched a major in physics to pursue a career in music he doesn't appear to have settled on a particular genre just yet. He whiles away Girlfriend weighing his stylistic options. Wanna chug some stunted, Beck Hansen-leaning microbrew rock low on kitchen sink and high on floor-hugging baritone? Mendez can pull that off nicely check out "Maniac Psycho" and "May 9th, 2002." Or how about some Proto Bumblebeez 81 spew? Look no further than "Jenny's Jam." Perhaps you're in the mood for a coddled cluttering of piano scales on leave from a prog epic's demo? Skip ahead to "Number Race." Mendez's versatility can't be denied, with Girlfriend's mid-fi production working as a solvent of continuity. But next time he should specialize.
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