The punkish pop haiku 'Girl'd Again' - all la-la's and yeah-yeah's - kicks off the eclectic debut of this mysterious Portland outfit. It's a thick n' chewy batter of original indie-rock, pop and alt-whatnot, full of sugary nuggets and salty asides. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Featured on CDBaby's Music Discovery Podcast (5/11/10) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 'Here is an album so in tune with what radio pop rock COULD BE, if it just upped it's standards a little bit...If I had all the power in the world, I would make every pop radio station in the country play Freshman Slump.' -- Delusions of Adequacy 'Chez Stadium [has] produced one quality record.' -- spunoutcentral.com 'Pleasantly upbeat pop songs that are, at once, twangy, bittersweet and refreshingly optimistic.' -- Willamette Week '[There's] a playfulness and a puppy-dog romantic outlook at the disc's heart that elevates it above the standard singer-songwriter startup. Randall Payton...busts through a dozen tracks about girl trouble in all it's forms. His songwriting is clean and engaging, covering the bases from string-laden ballad ('She Doesn't Know About You') to rollicking crunchfest ('Girl'd Again'). Chez Stadium kick out catchy riffs on nearly every track... [A] highly promising debut that endears itself all the more for not taking itself too seriously.' -- Splendid Magazine.
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