The Stretching Regular debut recording by seasoned musical veterans Eric Kern (Euphoria, Cherrysmash) and David Purol (Euphoria, Betatron 13) consists of tightly knit vocal melodies coupled with guitar hooks and a sound scape of musical sensibilities that provoke harmonious lyrical scenarios. From the opening lines of Lately 'It didn't take you long to forget about me' with it's omni present melodic line to the ever factual life compilation of Standing On A Lie, a tribute to the grunged everyday workforce of which we are all subjected 'Someone tell me what I think'. The provocative thought of Wrestling Gabriel lending itself to our inner struggles and tribulations 'stumble home at night to beat our children senseless' leading into the past of Rear View where our visions are often left behind us only to be reviewed as it could have happened and not the intended vision we often desire. And, as one would normally despair from our present set of circumstances, there is relief with Bill The Giant whom 'lives at 45 degrees' which tells the story of one who endures more pain from physical abnormalities that cannot possibly exist yet does. After such a tortuous and serpentine adventure lent to us from Bill The Giant we come across the hardships of relationships, as we have all come too familiar, with Stay Away From My Heart 'waiting for my moment to come', and with that it does come with I Remain a testament to the enduring inevitabilities we continue to insist upon. To ground us in reality a favorite is replayed, but updated in our own style as a version of the Beatles' And Your Bird Can Sing is indeed sung with renewed invigoration reinforcing the guitar hooks so prominent in this musical outing and going one step further in adding an additional verse which brings this song to the present while still maintaining it's applicability of the past. As in all offerings, a ballad is called for with Too Bad where each of us at one time or another find ourselves situated 'I think of you and all I've got is nothing, and it's sad'. While we may think of this scenario as being for the other person, we quickly realize it is not for Denial promptly reinforces the nothingness of Too Bad for those whom tend to think otherwise. Stretching Regular recognizes the dreariness of modern urban living with the industrial cuff off of The Daily Grind 'so come and join my dull routine', and as if that isn't enough to convince one that daily duties and chores are petty crimes themselves, Boilerplate will further convince us that it is as things are 'prepare to die if you want to, pack your youth up in an old suitcase'. Rounding out this songfest is the stark future we behold with our Home 'Home is what they call this...' and indeed Stretching Regular has found their home with this collection of musical compositions which collectively tell a story for which everyone lives, everyday.