Hailing from the heart of the Midwest, the Disappointments influences are quality rock that pops- the ingredients that made the British Invasion, New Wave, 90s Brit Pop and the emergence of bands like Fountains of Wayne so special. Included are melodies and hooks that both inspire and expire before they wear out their welcome. The tasteful, sometimes tricky and always rare kind of pop rock guitar playing-the kind that's meant to seem easier than it actually is. 'Inspired Power Pop. Very highly recommended,' says Not Lame Recordings of Midwest Coast, which they compare to vintage Plimsouls of 'a Million Miles Away' fame. Included here are 4 hidden tracks, three recorded live lo-fi, and one from the studio. The list of bands this band admires is too long to list here. But it certainly includes those already mentioned and the Replacements, Raspberries, Nick Lowe, Deface the Music era Utopia, Marshall Crenshaw, Big Star, the dB's, roots rock of all kinds, XTC, the Jam and the likes of the Who at the height of their Mod influences. Review from IN MUSIC WE TRUST: By: Alex Steininger This is rock 'n' roll that is fun and carefree, bright melodies, happy tunes (even when they try to be sad), bouncing and bopping around with a sound that is equal parts 80's power-pop and 90's post-punk rock. The songs put a smile on your face and the beats get you moving. Not the tightest or the most original, The Disappointments know what they do and do it well, well enough to keep you listening and enjoying every moment.