There’s an awesome new wave of up-and-coming bands that are part of the punk scene, but are clearly more inspired by ‘80s alt and indie rock than anything else. I’m talking about stuff like Black Wine and Big Eyes or what Hunchback was doing years ago. It’s a trend I’m enjoying immensely. The Elsinores pull in with their brand of pop punk, complete with a keyboard in the rhythm section. It’s nice to hear a band that utilizes a keyboard without making it a lead instrument. Yeah, I know the Sedatives did that, but these guys do it in a completely different way. I’d be really happy if a full length ever came out of this.
–Bryan Static (Self-released, theelsinores.blogspot.com)