I loved The Hung Ups from the first listen. Their sound had a pop punk meets hardcore vibe that I’ve heard elsewhere, but they make it their own. This CDEP showcased some quality songwriting, including several earworms worth of hooks. The lead in the track “Social Anxiety,” was particularly sweet. Punks of all ages will dig the band’s lyrics. Anyone who’s worked a retail job will relate to the lyrics in the track “Dante Hicks,” even if they might not get the Kevin Smith movie references. Get over your musical hang ups and give this a listen.
–Paul J. Comeau (Hung Ups, thehungups.com [email protected])