California X are a 3 piece trio from Amherst, Mass, the same hometown as one J. Mascis. And while there are some similarities to the guitar driven, riff heaviness of Dinosaur Jr, California X shines through with their own identity. The album is their eponymous debut, and while it may not be groundbreaking or wildly creative, it is a fun, rollicking ride. “Sucker” starts the album off with a couple of heavy distorted guitar strums and a vicious drum beat. Then comes the addictive guitar riff. It is a fantastic opener, and gives you a precursor to the energy and passion this crew possesses.