Sunday, September 04, 2011

Blast from the Past: 'Sealed with a Kiss' by The Eyeliners

Title:  Sealed with a Kiss (Amazon, iTunes,, Yahoo Music, AllMusic, Wikipedia)

The Eyeliners are a three piece, all girl (all sisters no less) pop punk band from Albuquerque, NM.  Their 2001 classic Sealed with a Kiss is nothing short of ‘50s styled pop punk perfection.  The songs are short, catchy, and wicked fun.  The record was the band’s third album and second for Panic Button Records / Lookout Records. 

The record opens with the title track which perfectly sets the stage for the next 11 songs.  “Play It Again” is an ode to the great punk rock songs that influenced the band through a love song.  “It Could Have Been You,” a duet with Screeching Weasel’s Ben Weasel, is probably the best song on the record (an opine to what could have been).  The rest of the album continues with the same themes of boys and love through a lens of ‘50s rock and The Ramones.    

I saw The Eyeliners play at the Green Door in support of Sealed with a Kiss.  The show was fantastic and the ladies were all super awesome and nice.  In 2005 the band released No Apologies through Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records.  Since that time things have been pretty quiet from the band.  Hopefully they will bring us some more of their fantastic breed of rock ‘n’ roll very soon.    

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