ENEMY YOU: Video to Radio: 7"

Jun 23, 2009

I first came across this band on the Panic Button Four on the Floor comp, where Enemy You shared the disc with Screeching Weasel, Moral Crux, and the Teen Idols (each band contributing four songs). Right away, they were a guilty pleasure for me. I say guilty because they don’t really break any new ground in the arena of pop punk. Still, they held their own with heavy hitters like Screeching Weasel and Moral Crux, and I figure that’s justification enough for me to keep listening. They released a full-length on Panic Button, also, but I like snippets of Enemy You better than a whole album. A 7” is just right. This one has five songs, three of which are covers. The covers (all songs I’ve never heard before) are silly. “Video to Radio” is the best of the three. It adds a little bit of early eighties, Wall of Voodoo-style pop to the punk. “Hot Dogs Till You Die” is so stupid it’s awesome. Side B has two original Enemy You songs, which are both pretty good. And, like I said, this is the best way to hear this band: five fun songs and on to the next record.

 –sean (Geykido Comet)