Traffic Street Records brings us another great split. This time from Vacation Bible School and The God Damn Doo Wop Band. Two bands that sound pretty different but fit pretty well together. The ONLY thing I don’t like about this record is the layout. I hate when a split record alternates bands, drives me nuts. But that’s only a minor complaint. I imagine this is because both bands cover one of the other’s song and both have one original song. This is my introduction to both bands so I apologize in advance for not having a comparison point for the covers.
‘The Swarming’ Great song here, my favorite song by Vacation Bible School on the record, catchy as fuck, kind of a ‘classic’ pop punk sound.
‘Menage a Prom’ Such a classic doo wop sound, as it says in the band name. Don’t let you’re girl see you dancing with another.
‘You’ll Always Be My Girl’ This one has a slightly different tempo than their previous song, and a totally great song, it’s already stuck in my head. It’s got some Whoa oh’s, and it’s about not giving up the girl. A recipe for an excellent song.
‘Leaving Town’ The slowest song on the record, also my favorite song.
1. Vacation Bible School – The Swarming
2. The God Damn Doo Wop Band – Menage a Prom
3. Vacation Bible School – You’ll Always Be My Girl (Vacation Bible School cover)
4. The God Damn Doo Wop Band – Leaving Town (The God Damn Doo Wop Band cover)