STATE OF FRANKLIN: Optimistic Despite the Evidence: CD

Jun 13, 2014

Not to be confused with another band called Lost State Of Franklin, this duo specialize in low-fi chunky pop punk that reminds me of Dinosaur Jr. in some regards. Songs such as “Ringo’s Eyebrow” and “Neil Young’s Camaro” display a keen sense of humor which I fully welcome. I don’t really know why, but for me this CD evokes feelings of the East Coast in the winter—bare trees, grey skies, stocking caps, and seeing your breath. Good stuff. Bonus points for the Ben Snakepit band portraits. 

 –Garrett Barnwell (Girth)