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New in the KUCI Punk Library | 5/25/19

27 May 2019 Music Reviews


Kitty Kat Fan Club – Dreamy Little You – [Asian Man Records]

The Story Changes is a Pop Punk/Indie supergroup from San Jose, CA that features Asian Man Records’ founder Mike Park as well as current and former members of Just Friends, Hard Girls, and Stickup Kid. Their highly anticipated new album entitled Dreamy Little You, which is set to be released on May 31st courtesy of Asian Man Records, is a really awesome record that can be characterized by its upbeat drumming, catchy yet intricate guitar hooks, poppy vocal melodies, and emotionally charged lyrics. With that being said, the sounds heard on this album can be compared to those heard from some of the other more well-known Pop Punk/Indie bands/artists on the scene today such as: Lemuria, Sincere Engineer, Thin Lips, Chris Farren, Graduating Life, and Retirement Party. Tracks to definitely check out on this record include: “Dreamy Little You,” “Send Me A Message For The Holidays,” “Happy Now, Loving You,” “There’s Something Better They Keep Telling Me,” and “I Could Be The One.”

Decent Criminal – Bliss – [Wiretap Records]

Decent Criminal is a Punk Rock band from Santa Rosa, CA. Their highly anticipated new album entitled Bliss, which is set to be released on June 21st courtesy of Wiretap Records, is really awesome record that can be characterized by its upbeat drumming, catchy guitar hooks, poppy vocal melodies, and angst filled lyrics. With that being said, the sounds heard on this album can be compared to those heard from some of the other more well-known Punk Rock bands on the scene today such as: Direct Hit!, The Menzingers, PUP, Spanish Love Songs, Jeff Rosenstock, and Red City Radio. Tracks to definitely check out on this record include: “Nowhere,” “Creep,” “Fade,” “Bleached,” and “Drown.”

West Means Home – Hope This Reaches You – [Innerstrength Records]

West Means Home is an Alternative/Post-Hardcore band from Florence, AL. Their highly anticipated debut album entitled Hope This Reaches You, which was just released courtesy of Innerstrength Records, is a really awesome record that can be characterized by its upbeat drumming, catchy yet intricate guitar parts, angst filled vocals, and emotionally charged lyrics. With that being said, the sounds heard on this album can be compared to those heard from some of the other more well-known Alternative/Post-Hardcore bands on the scene today such as: Citizen, Title Fight, Manchester Orchestra, Daisyhead, Microwave, and Turnover (pre-Peripheral Vision). Tracks to definitely check out on this record include: “Spite,” “Bookshelf,” “Invitation,” “What Do You Have,” and “Asbury.”

The Story Changes – To Hell With This Delicate Equation – [Magnaphone Records]

The Story Changes is an Alternative/Pop Punk supergroup from Dayton, OH that features current and former members of Hawthorne Heights and The Stereo. Their highly anticipated new album entitled To Hell With This Delicate Equation, which was just released courtesy of Magnaphone Records, is a really awesome record that can be characterized by its upbeat drumming, catchy guitar hooks, angst filled vocals, and emotionally charged lyrics. With that being said, the sounds heard on this album can be compared to those heard from a few other more well-known Alternative/Pop Punk bands of both the present and the not-so-distant past such as: Set Your Goals, Rust Belt Lights, The Swellers, Heart To Heart, and The Ataris. Tracks to definitely check out on this record include: “Crying Wolf,” “Shooting Stars,” “Golden Age,” “Where To Start,” and “Monsters.”

Telltale – Timeless Youth – EP – [SharpTone Records]

Telltale is a Pop Punk band from Richmond, VA. Their highly anticipated new EP entitled Timeless Youth, which is the band’s first new release to be put out since signing to SharpTone Records earlier this year, is a really awesome record that can be characterized by its upbeat drumming, catchy guitar hooks, poppy vocal melodies, and emotionally charged lyrics. With that being said, the sounds heard on this EP can be compared to those heard from a few other more well-known Pop Punk bands of both the present and the not-so-distant past such as: Man Overboard, State Champs, Handguns, Real Friends, and Forever Came Calling. Tracks to definitely check out on this EP include: “Timeless Youth,” “Bouquet,” and “Dazy.”