Conviction without posturing, art without pretension—it doesn’t seem like it should be so hard to find bands that embody these sentiments, but this is a complicated, messy world full of flaws, tropes, and lies—leaving us little other choice than to soldier on. Embrace the bands that give us hope. Pay attention to the people who continue to inspire us. Focus on the truly exciting music that offers something to actually believe in. Worriers are easily one of those bands. They’ve recorded an album of tuneful, melodic punk that’s backed by pure righteousness. And above it all: I believe them. Now if only I can figure out a way to shut up all the goddamn bros and hate mongers so we can listen to more Worriers.
–Daryl Gussin (Don Giovanni)