Chomp is the unholy union of members of the somber Cloud Nothings and the Wavves-y Total Babes and their first release from forthcoming LP Buddah Jabba Momma, "Throw Out Your Wish List", sounds exactly like you’d expect it to. Retaining the shambolic, summer-ready rock sound of the latter and combining it with some of the introspective lyricism and aggression of the former. It’s all energy and friction with cymbals crashing, guitars chugging and singer/guitarist Joe Boyer showcasing a surprising range, nailing a punk delivery as adept as his brief falsetto.
While Superchunk comparisons will be obvious and are invited by Chomp, the song and the group stand on their own two feet. "Throw Out Your Wish List" is infectious and diverse, rewarding the repeated listen. It’s a fantastic introduction to this new project and augurs well for the forthcoming album.