PEEPLE WATCHIN’: Somethin’ Ta Tell Ya: Cassette

Right out of the gate, the bass and the drums are pure energy; the guitars are loud and maybe even a little proud that there are so many really good riffs throughout the album. Better still, it seems like everyone in the band sings on every track, which for me is an undeniable invitation to sing along, as well. Even though this is sonically cheery and bright, lyrically I found it to be pretty bleak. That said, isn’t it more interesting to hear people sing about sad shit with energy and power? I think so. If I were in a pit of despair, this would be the soundtrack to my triumphant escape from it. –Bianca

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