Wearing their nineties influences on their sleeves, North to the Future, opens with “Fast Fast Girl”, a slice of grungy rock straight from the great Northwest. They then segue way into the Weezer-ish, “Blue and Red Ribbons”, and follow that with the Sublime-esque, “On the Ground”. They then change the pace and throw in some bittersweet acoustic number with, “Home” and “As Good as it Gets” Then, back to the rock with some trashy punk in the form of, “Tornado” and finishes off the record with some classic pop-punk amalgamation of the Cars and Blink 182.
The band comprising of Wes Van Antwerp on lead vocals and guitar is paired well with Nate Rudd on second guitar. The twin guitar attack fills out and drives these songs while the rhythm section of Troy Morgan on bass and Tate Avery on drums ably complements the guitars of the other members.
So if you are looking to travel back and experience the music of the nineties, put down that screwdriver and wrench; you’ll never going to finish that time machine anyway. So get out of you parent’s garage and toss that extra plutonium you’re not going to use anyway in the river and go check out As Good as it Gets, because really, it is, as good as it gets.