Let’s take it back to Circa 2002 when wearing Jnco jeans, stretchy wire chokers and multi colored bracelets were life for the average teen. No, that wasn’t me, but I was pretty heavy into the Emo/Punk scene thanks to my friends. I was the one with the iPod filled with nothing but Yellowcard, Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte and Hawthorne Heights. I was in an awkward phase at that point where I was trying to figure out this life, and the only thing I had to remotely relate to was my music. This band has brought back all of those memories hanging by the side of the school with the Emo/Punk kids playing Hackey Sack and watching the guys hit their skateboard tricks in the teachers parking lot.
The Major Minor hails from the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. They recently signed with with Imminence Records on April 6th and now are getting ready to release their debut EP titled Different Light May 12th, 2017. I really enjoyed this album just because of all the nostalgia. A lot of their influence stems from early-2000’s pop punk bands such as Senses Fails and Silverstein and you can tell in the overall sound of the band, plus they have a girl drummer! Equally cool!!!!
I love the album art of their EP and the simplicity of it all (simple is better). It gives you a brief explanation in picture form about why it was titled that way. The songs were so fantastical that I had listened to it about five times today. My favorite song on the EP is “Maps” because of three little words “Eyes forward always’.” Whenever I need that motivation to get me going, whether it be friendships, jobs, whatever, I have to focus on what is ahead of me. When I look back, I am not progressing and life is all about progression.
The Major Minor gets two big thumbs up from me and I cannot wait to download this album on my iPod. This is the music I listen to for that morning pick me up when I haven’t had coffee and everyone around me is asking questions before I’ve had a cup. Make sure you head over to themajorminormusic.bandcamp.com to download the EP once it drops.
Here is their new single off of the EP Different Light “Maps”