BUMMERTOWN: No Going Home: 10”

Sep 20, 2017

Seeing this in my pile of records for review was fortuitous but I was so glad to see it as I was just turned onto this band because of their recent U.S. tour. Bummertown offer a charming and unpretentious take on pop punk that I simply can’t get enough of. Imagine a basement-dwelling pop punk band that was largely influenced by the early ‘90s K Records indie rock scene? I don’t know if that makes any sense at all, as Bummertown are not really twee in any way like a lot of the K Records bands I am thinking of, but the songs do have a sense of innocence that helps add to their appeal. These guitar-driven pop songs drop hooks galore, and if you’re like me, you’ll inevitably find yourself humming these melodies hours after listening, wondering, “What the fuck is this song I have stuck in my head?! Oh yeah, it’s Bummertown.” –Mark Twistworthy ([email protected], bummertown.bandcamp.com)