New album: The Cheap Cassettes || Ever Since Ever Since

I had to check, but it is really 2022. For the past hour, I swear I was transported to the late ’70s and early ’80s. Why? I was listening to the new Cheap Cassettes record that has been released today. The ten songs on Ever Since Ever Since are a massive throwback to classic US power pop acts like Cheap Trick, The Shoes, The Romantics and particularly The Plimsouls – it appears Cheap Cassettes singer Charles Matthews shares more than a little DNA with Peter Case.

Admittedly, at first I thought this record would work even better for me personally if the songs were just a bit faster. But, this is top notch power pop songwriting that doesn’t need a punk rock pace to be powerful. The songs are melodic, yet gritty and heavily informed by rock’n’roll history. There is even a cover of the Elevators’ 1980 awesome underground hit Your I’s Are Too Close Together.

Ever Since Ever Since showcases a band at the top of their game; a band that has found the magic formula to revive the golden years of classic power pop. All we can do now is sit back, and nod our heads appreciatively to the hits.

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