Singer Mickey De Lara and crew plow through five power-punk and emo tracks on this EP, but rise above the usual limitations. That means this record rocks, and has heart, but doesn?t overwhelm with self-absorption or pretension. ?Forced Induction? is a good intro to the band: fast, angry and human, with a little bit of soul. In the same vein is ?Thank You Very Little?, which manages some credible range and good hooks. There is a lot of rhythm under the thunder, which gives these songs a kind of Husker-y weight, especially on ?Just Remembered.?
Sleeper City ought to be the band you see on MTV after sitting through four hours of lame reality shows waiting for an actual music video. Usually what is on the other end of that vigil is Dashboard Confessional or Train, which brings only more grief. Sleeper City belongs in their stead as an antidote to all things top 10. 6/10 -- Mike Wood (11 September, 2006)