East Bay's Tommy Boys' self-Titled debut is in the in between of emo and pop punk, a place the band seems very comfortable lingering in. Reminiscent of American Football, You Blew It, and newer Transit, the band does an excellent job using their influences while remaining original throughout. The trio has a great group dynamic that demonstrates how in sync each member is with each other. The album generally fits into the genre, but the band adds their own spin to create intricately layered songs with a new touch. “We spent way too much time writing and refining this record,” singer/bassist Robbie Donovan tells in an interview with AP, “but it was purely a labor of love. Hopefully, a few years from now, we'll be able to look back and be proud of the excruciating amount of sweat and blood we put into making this happen." Great album and a must listen for fans of fellow emo rockers Joyce Manor, Forests, Donovan Wolfington etc.