"Like the surreal suburbia of a Lynch film, Johnstonsons is just subtle enough to require a double take. A slur of midwest surnames equating to an imageless memory. A name so simple, yet difficult to pronounce. It’s this strange simplicity that leads one down a path of neo-goth, post-wave, pop music that seems to be a dark joke. The punchline being the defiance against archaic midwest values it personifies. Johnstonsons represents cultural malaise akin to The Smiths or Melvins, but never gives up on understanding the fun: romantic pop structures, chantable hooks, grand outros. What’s more fun than screaming that you’re done fucking around in a room full of Joy Division t-shirts?"