STADIUM WAY, THE: Self-titled: 7”

Tacoma’s The Stadium Way is not a band I would seek out and, no surprises here, I can’t say they’re a band I particularly enjoy. The sound is a bit too… well… as a ‘90s sitcom parent may have said: “Why does he sing like he has marbles in his mouth?” That being said, it does what it is trying to do (grungy, angsty, acoustic) just fine. I appreciated the final track, “Shadows,” most of all. The organs were great. If you’re also not into this style, check out Noi!se which lent two of its members to this project, displays more talent, and leans more punk than grunge. –Nicole X (Self-released)