Here's what The Other Paper, Columbus, Ohio's premier news, arts, and entertainment news outlet says about The Real California:
"You don't see many bands of [Pearl Jam's] ilk locally, which makes The Real California's Just Past the Sun a real treat"
"...a band with...a musical horizon that is much more expansive than that of its hard-rock peers..."
"...It's all in the execution. Whatever The Real California is doing, it's doing right..."
"The Real California has figured out what is wrong with modern hard rock and fixed it...something its multiplatinum peers have been trying, but failing, to do for years now."
"This is definitely 2012-era hard rock."