The Rumjacks recently released their new, fourth album and I listened and reviewed the album for our zine. Read on!
I didn´t know for this band until 2016.and their show at Punk Rock Holiday, which made me listen to the albums and keep an eye and ear open for this band. Usually, I am not too keen for all the celtic punk and folk punk bands out there, but this album is just somehow made for my ears. These Australians deliver mighty set with 12 songs of celtic folk punkrock with a lot of melody, sing along choruses, fun and emotion. There are reggae and ska influences in Fare Evader, the title track and A Dozen Good Reasons To Weep which is one of my favorite songs on this record. Also, I love The Foreman O´Rourke with the guest performance by Paul McKenzie of The Real McKenzies delivering nice vocal guest lines. This is a very good album which even non celtic folk punkrock fans like me dig good.
Asbuy Park, NJ pop-punks Idle Wave will release their self-titled EP on December 1st.
Check out the new single “You Caught Me” here: https://youtu.be/NxG_hTtH4Xo. The track was mastered by Scott Hull (Nirvana, Childish Gambino).
Developing their sound in basement shows and the Asbury Park music scene, Idle Wave combines the anthemic garage rock sound of Weezer with the hard-truth lyricism of The Wonder Years. Post grad but not dead yet
Departing from their college project Flammable Animals the boys shifted their sound from what was normally basement recordings to bigger live rooms and louder amps through the help of John Ferrara (Trophy Scars) at Portrait Recording Studios.
Not ones to shy away from touchy subjects, “You Caught Me” puts pressure on the conversation regarding guilt and false accusations, while the EP also hones in on depression and the idea of things being out of your control, but not beyond repair.
Idle Wave takes you to a place of 00’s pop-punk nostalgia while holding up a mirror of self doubt, making for a nostalgic but unmistakably current relatability. Post grad but not dead yet.
DEC 1 Idle Wave (Record Release)
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Asbury Park Brewery
Asbury Park, NJ
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