The weather here went from autumn to spring to summer in just seven days. This might help to explain why I’ve completely fallen for the self-titled debut album by Evening Shadows. Evening Shadows are a new all-star punk co-op with members of Valient Thorr, Strike Anywhere, ASG, and Toke. Whereas these bands all have a harder edge that goes from melodic hardcore to stoner metal, Evening Shadows blends old school pop punk with ’90s punkrock. Like a Screeching Weasel and Swingin’ Utters hybrid, the band plays midtempo pop punk that is tailor made for sunny weather. Evening Shadows is the kind of record you play front-to-back without ever feeling the need to skip tracks. More likely than not, you pause at certain songs and give them a second and third spin. I mean, songs like Psycho Chaperone, Karma Snake and Total Waste Of Time approach pop punk perfection. Out now on pretty yellow-black splatter vinyl on Eccentric Pop Records.
Add to wantlist: Eccentric Pop Records