I came to know this band through my interest in Stones Throw label and I have to say they are more than just amazing. Now is 2013 and I wouldn't believe there can emerge any band that sounds fresh and innnovative. The Stepkids do. What a nice surprise they are to me. I was blown off straight at first listen. The span of styles is very varied and tempos changing. Blending veering melodies, rock with electronica, soul with jazz , all in glaring neo-psychedelic gown, the music is really glimmering and you'd never glimpse a faint moment on this album. Each song is a treasure. Punk tinges are here (Santos and Ken) but rather combed and palpably the band's approach gets closer to psychedelic rock than to punk. Lyrics seem to be personal and obscure at places and this adds another special feel to the album.
I wish I could give it 6 *. Every good-music lover should have this in his records collection !!!