““It's easy for me to become complacent about all the power pop I listen to...But a few times a year I get shaken out of my complacency when I get to hear a record that makes me say to myself "this is why I listen to power pop".Who Do You Think You Are?, the debut album from New Jersey's Meyerman, is one of those records. This is classic Power Pop with 2 capital P's. It's also very "meta" - a power pop album which is mostly about being in a power pop band and a band's relationship with its audience. So while it has the sound of a number of power pop bands running through it like Cheap Trick, The Raspberries, Butch Walker, The Shazam, it has the looking-at-it-from-the-inside sensibility of The Replacements or Local H...If anything, Who Do You Think You Are? could be considered the "Community" of power pop albums...On the one hand, it rewards you for being in on the joke while on the other it's still an excellent representative of its genre if you'd rather not think too hard about it.”
““2011, and power-pop is taking over? WTF! On their debut, this Somerset, NJ quartet recorded by Grip Weeds (and current Left Banke) drummer extraordinaire Kurt Reil like theirs meaty like Cheap Trick, speedy and boyishly catchy like The Rubinoos, hard-hitting as Sloan, and as fresh faced as Pointed Sticks (and a song is titled “Xrayspex”). Perhaps the state’s previous patron saints such as The Smithereens (whom Reil also produced), fit here, too...for with their big-lead guitars, ‘80s Ameri-indie rock drive, and driving get up and go, Theo Meyer’s crew are rightly requesting “Permission to Rock You.” Sure, be my guest! If only Jersey had shook like this when I was teenage, I might’ve never left.” TOP 40 releases Nov. 2011”
The Big Takeover
“Theo Meyer and his band comfortably crank out infectious power pop full of crunchy riffs, handclaps and shaking tambourines. From the opening introduction to the blistering “Permission To Rock You” takes its cues from Cheap Trick, Splitsville and The Posies... this is a wonderful debut that sure to win over fans...I highly recommend this album.”
“Offering up a joyous and downright infectious burst of straight-up sparkling power pop...If you’re not smiling and bobbing your head while listening to this album, then you’re either deaf or a hopelessly incorrigible sourpuss. A real treat.
Jersey Beat. com
“Rarely have I heard such an impressive debut by a hitherto unknown band: the songwriting is tight, the musicianship accomplished and creative and the lyrics often humorous and always meaningful.
Meyerman is a band hailing from New Jersey whose amazing debut album was produced by Gripweeds drummer Kurt Reil. They pray at the altar of the 'British Invasion' sound but also have a resolutely modern approach to powerpop music, a bit like Fountains of Wayne or Rooney. Cheap Trick also often comes to mind when listening to these hook-laden songs, more particularly 'Permission to Rock You' or 'Tour of Japan' with its tongue-in-cheek lyrics about pop bands touring Japan to get some notion of the success that escapes them in their home country... A real discovery and a contender for end-of-the-year 'Best of 2011' lists, for sure."