Checklist for Love
From the mellow acoustic heartbreak of 'Leaving With So Little Said' to the upbeat electric guitar chimes of 'Brittle,' Insta are all about the purest of pop. Opinions today vary wildly on the actual meaning of pop, but the bands' founders, Adam and Catherine Cooper, will mince no words, however delusional, when offering up a simple definition for the widely overused term: 'It's Insta, of course!' All 11 tunes on 'Checklist for Love' attest to their confident claim as every song on their new CD sparkles with a sassy songwriting sensibility that showcases the band's skills juggling equal portions of happy 60's radio pop, sappy 70's lite-rock, mid-80's indie jangle, and early 90's guitar spacey-ness. As for the 00's, Insta certainly admits to feeling a bit out of place amongst all the gyrating halter-topped hussies, blonde-streaked boy bands, tired punk rockers, and legions of growling mask-toting metalheads.