Friday, May 18, 2012

Album Review: Ten Songs, Ten Years

Title:  Ten Songs, Ten Years (Bright & Barrow Records, BandCamp)
Artist:  The Scutches (Facebook, TwitterMySpace, YouTube, ReverbNation,, Yahoo Music)   

Long Island, NY’s The Scutches is a pop punk tour de force.  Drawing influence from the likes of The Queers and The Methadones, The Scutches’ latest album Ten Songs, Ten Years is easily as good as anything the former has released and near the epic level of the latter’s tremendous catalog.  The songs themselves are traditional pop punk fare—catchy, hook-drive, and mostly about girls—but the record never sounds trite or forced.  What really makes Ten Songs, Ten Years work is the hints of early rock ‘n’ roll in the music.  The Ramones were essentially The Beach Boys on speed; unfortunately many pop punk bands don’t look any farther back then Joey and company.  That doesn’t seem to be the case with The Scutches.  One can easily hear whiffs of Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, and Jan & Dean in Ten Songs, Ten Years right beside The Riverdales and Blink 182. 

Ten Songs, Ten Years is a must for any fan of pop punk.  Check out the songs "Summer Night" over at AMP and "Don't Go" at Alternative Press.


the Scutches said...

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Dave said...

Whoops. How did I miss that? Sorry guys. I've added a link to your Twitter feed to the review.