BACK TO BASICS: Shaded Eyes: 7”

You’d think it wouldn’t be that hard for a band to put two or three of their best songs on a 7” record and have it be a really, really, truly great record. Back To Basics have done just that with this record. This is a near-perfect 7” of raw, catchy-as-fuck power pop-inspired punk. After a quick, moody instrumental opener, the following two songs are flawless gruff anthemic punk songs with big, catchy choruses that beg you to sing along. There are hooks all over the place, which all but guarantees these songs will undoubtedly get stuck in my head later today. I mean it; this is really, really good and gets my highest recommendation. –Mark Twistworthy (Secret Mission, secretmissionrecords.com)

 

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