The surf-inspired guitar noodle of opener "Float" is bursting at the seams with summertime giddiness, and that continues onto "Cool." a blast of sugary-sweet guitar-pop that hits the ground running and never loses its energy. There's a bizarre detour with the sub-60-second "Voodoo Shack" that is kind of annoying, but thankfully short-lived, followed by the previously mentioned "Wet Dream," which makes for some odd flow right in the middle. But the second half is strong, with album highlight "Divebar" (featuring Sarah Savin) providing a hazy spiral of saccharine bliss thanks to Savin's beautifully simple pseudo-R&B guest vocals.
Straight To Business is the perfect sort of soundtrack to supply the tunes at your favourite skate park while you watch the sun go down. But STB should maybe stick to those vibes: They're the ones they do best. (Independent)