Do you miss the early 2000’s? Often find yourself reminiscing over bands that used to be, but got lost in the heavy auto tuned, bass thumping, computerized music of modern day? Maybe you’re over the angst and heartbreak that seems to be tied to every song being released nowadays. If so, I have some good news for you! Such Strange Arts‘ new EP Waking the Neighbors is here, People!
Waking the Neighbors has the feel of early 2000’s pop punk that we’ve all been missing for so many years. Fans of Allister, The Starting Line, New Found Glory, or Bowling for Soup REJOICE, for we no longer have to dig through our enormous CD collection just to find the sound we love. Now, we have a new EP with new songs to learn the lyrics to and scream at the top of our lungs with the windows down, driving around in our cousin’s hand-me-down Honda Passport!
With their new upbeat, light-hearted release, Essex County, England’s pop-punk 4-piece Such Strange Arts has managed to capture EXACTLY what we all loved about the early years of pop punk (even down to the Mötley Crüe reference they bring up IN SONG ONE, PEOPLE) while still holding on to their own individual sound. We even get a slow song, “Stay” that will make you cry your teenage heart out. It’s short, but oh so sweet!
So, my pop punk princes and princesses (xXxhardcorexXx), take the time to give this a listen, but please make sure to give yourself ample room to jump around to the title track “Waking the Neighbors” like you did to Something Corporate once upon a time, and be sure to make some room in your heart for a new favorite band.
Kuddos, Such Strange Arts; this is exactly what the world needed to kick off 2016. You can order Waking the Neighbors on iTunes and Google Play, and it’s streaming now for a short time on Youtube. Enjoi babies!