Earlier this week, I wrote about Action Park’s very fun throwback to mid-to-late ’90s punkrock. Here is another new band that sounds certified fresh while maintaining that immediate familiarity of the heyday of modern punk rock. Western States are a bearded four-piece from Missoula (Montana) with the classic punk set up of two guitars, one bass, one set of drums. What else to expect from their album Heavy Pours? Song about the essential parts of life, like Ben Affleck’s tenure as Batman. More importantly, expect 2- to 3-minute punkrock hits based on the blueprint provided by Mikey Erg/The Ergs, Dillinger Four and The Dopamines. Plenty of variety, energy, harmonies and the songwriting to keep listeners interested.
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