Thursday Night Game
Since it's release, the Junior Varsity Superheroes' debut album Thursday Night Game has generated a lot of critical attention. Here's what some of the critics have had to say about us: Daily Tar Heel (UNC Newspaper, Chapel Hill): "Makes listeners want to play laser tag and draw in the margins of notebooks.' Avenue Magazine (Wilmington): 'This band likes to have fun, and it is apparent listening to Thursday Night Game. Mixing up recognizable eighties era hip-ness with flashes of metal and synthesizers, their debut CD brings the past into the present with political and social issues along for the ride. Labeling themselves power-pop, this Durham, NC band drops musical nods all over. Think Weezer and They Might Be Giants." Encore (Wilmington): "All in all, their record label, Carbonated Records, could not have a more well-suited name to represent the Superheroes. The term 'carbonated' is practically personified by the very music JVS plays: A quick tempo, mostly upbeat, sometimes sticky and sometimes sweet, definitely able to conjure up any form of the word 'pop.'" Up and Coming Weekly (Fayetteville): "Think Napoleon Dynamite meets Devo for a winner-takes-all showdown with Men In Hats... I know that's a lot to take in, but it's spot on. Thursday Night Game captures the spirit of the 80's, as well as it's trappings. The CD is filled with superfluous guitar solos, cheesy vocals, and sugar sweet power pop chords and rhythms."