Hailing from a delightful universe of anthropomorphic animals*, I’ve Made Too Much Pasta is the latest addition to the grand tradition of They Might Be Giants-style geek rock. On How to Drive a Bus, Scurrow Squirrel and his cohorts have cooked up a cavalcade of catchy rock and roll tunes, criss-crossing surreal imagery with observational wit at a madcap pace. Will Toledo’s propulsive production keeps Scurrow’s absurd-yet-relatable lyrics at center stage, knowing when to keep it simple and when to ramp up to ambitious psychedelia. On vinyl for the very first time, How to Drive a Bus will make a perfect addition to your Needlejuice Records collection.
* Sometimes known as “New Jersey”