February 1, 2014
music, pop punk, poppunk, Prabu Pramayougha, review, Reviews, Saturday Night Karaoke, The Ergs!, The Steinways
Prabu Pramayougha (formally of Saturday Night Karaoke) is back with another fucking great EP. Prabu has a great form of pop punk that’s equally as good as many of the best bands from the past ten years of pop punk, this one seems to have a little bit of a 90’s sound to it too though. Pretty simple songs that are catchy as fuck are going to have you listening to this a lot. There are the short songs (the first two, one of which being under thirty seconds) and the longer ones (the last two, the last one is over five minutes) and it all evens out. I hope the next release we get from Prabu Pramayougha is an album or at least a longer EP because I can’t get enough of this stuff.
1. Exp #48: How To Execute A Mushy Tune Abruptly
2. SSFLMD Numero Quatro
3. Keep On Dancing!
Get it from Prabu Pramayougha HERE
January 31, 2014
Music, Pop Punk, Reviews
braceface, Eccentric Pop Records, jetty boys, music, Parasites, pop punk, poppunk, punk, records, review, Reviews, The Outrights
Here’s a 7″ record that I was pretty excited for, a four way split between the Parasites, BraceFace, Jetty Boys and Outrights. It comes by way of Eccentric Pop records and features a new song by each band! The Outrights are the only band I hadn’t heard of on here. Their song ‘Let’s Dance’ is a pretty rad rock/power pop song though there’s not a lot to the lyrics besides the song title. The Jetty Boys always with their long songs have the longest on this with ‘Stranger’ but it’s also super fucking catchy like their songs also are. I really don’t know how they do it, normally with a pop punk song over two minutes they don’t hold up too well but the Jetty Boys do it every time. Though the real gem of this record is the other side, it’s got the paring of the legendary Parasites and local (for me) pop punkers BraceFace! The Parasites song ‘Never Mean That Much To You’ is incredible, I love the new footing the band got when they released ‘Solitary’ and this song is one that would fit perfectly on there. This is by far the best song on here. Finally we’ve got BraceFace with ‘Cold Feet’ you’d think following the Parasites would be a disadvantage but BraceFace steps up to the plate with the second best song on the record. This one goes in my BraceFace top five. If you haven’t gotten into these guys yet you need to jump on that shit. Listening to them back to back with a band like the Parasites really shows you how good they are. So what’s not to like about this record? Four new and great songs by four rad bands go buy it.
1. Parasites – Never Mean That Much To You
2. BraceFace – Cold Feet
3. The Outrights – Let’s Dance
4. Jetty Boys – Stranger
Get it from Eccentric Pop Records HERE
January 21, 2014
Bummers, City Mouse, music, pop punk, poppunk, punk, The Headies
Bummers beach house – Newark, DE
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Bummers – Bummers are always great, they’ve got a full band now and they continue to kick ass every time I hear or see them. They did a Jawbreaker cover at this show too, solid set as always.
City Mouse – This was my third or fourth time seeing City Mouse but it was also by far the best City Mouse set I’ve seen. They were really really great and played just about all of my favorite songs. I think they may have hit a new level of greatness.
The Headies – The Headies were the Headies, great as always and they’re always a blast to see. I really cannot praise this band enough!
January 18, 2014
Music, Pop Punk, Reviews
Ace, Bloated Kat Records, house boat, music, pop punk, poppunk, punk, records, review, Reviews, skinny genes, Steinways
Skinny Genes is a very highly anticipated band for a lot of pop punk enthusiasts, it’s the band of Ace. You know, the guy from the Steinways and House Boat that has a few songs but they’re really great and you wish he had his own band. Well now he’s got his own band and it’s about as great as you’d expect it to be. ‘Meh’ instantly won me over with a Simpsons reference then kept my favor with five fucking great songs. These aren’t just Steinways or House Boat songs by Ace; the entire band has a different sound than those previous ones (though nothing drastic). Anyone that’s a fan of pop punk needs to own this, it’s so fucking great. Out on Bloated Kat Records so go buy it now. Right now.
1. Old Man Yells At Cloud
2. Comfortably Dumb
3. No Service
5. Mansion Shack Apartment House
Get it from Bloated Kat Records HERE