Title: It’s New! (BandCamp)
Hailing from Long Beach, NY The New Rochelles play good times, high energy pop punk in the vein of the Ramones, Screeching Weasel, Teenage Bottlerocket, and The Copyrights. It’s New! is the band’s debut album and what a debut it is. The record, top to bottom, is catchy as hell full with plenty of tongue-in-cheek lyrics and not a song over two minutes. In fact if you’re not careful while listening to it, the 12 songs can fly past before you realized what happened. It’s New! can easily hold it’s own against any of the pop punk classic records and should become a classic itself. If you are a fan of any of the aforementioned bands or The Queers, The Mr. T Experience, Sinkhole, The Methadones, or The Riverdales then you really, really need to check out The New Rochelles.