The Gibbons are a talented bunch of teenagers who've been entertaining Minnesota audiences for nearly three years. "Exuber-Ray" is their first commercial release. Their playful original songs run the gamut, covering phony girlfriends ("... she only ever loved me for my air conditioning...), to being out of touch with the times ("...never had a radio, never ate a hot dog..."), to those frustrating mornings when your family has gone through all the hot water ("...it's a cold, cold shower..."). With a surprising breadth of musical knowledge - perhaps due to their frequent raids on their 50-year-old bass player's record collection - they offer their own takes on Prince's "When You Were Mine", Donovan's "Mellow Yellow", and Them's "I Can Only Give You Everything." There's a song on Exuber-Ray for everyone. From the 60s-flavored "Canadian Whiskey" to the bouncy Moog lines of "Bananas Foster", to the haunting vocal work of "Black Hair," the Gibbons have come up with a CD full of hopping tunes that are sure to put a smile on your face. And, hey, what other band has their math teacher playing bass?