PASSENGERS, THE: Self-titled: LP

Sep 20, 2017

The Passengers are a hooky rock’n’roll band from Brooklyn, N.Y. While there’s really very little here that would excite a punker with an appetite for speed and aggression, there are a lot of good, catchy rock’n’roll songs on this twelve-song LP. Once or twice I was almost getting some Cheap Girls vibes from this, and these were really my favorite parts of this listen, but those moments are too few and far between, unfortunately. If you’re not afraid of some rootsy rock/power pop with a slight ‘80s influence (especially with that guitar tone), this might possibly be right up your alley. –Mark Twistworthy (Sleeping T-Rex,