Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EP Review: '...Are Wild For The Night' by The All Brights

Title: ...Are Wild For The Night (Red Scare Industries, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist: The All Brights (Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud)

The All Brights are a musical ode to 1990s SoCal punk that is brilliantly clever with lyrics that are hilariously tongue-in-cheek. Boasting members of The Loved Ones, The Falcon, and Good Riddance, this band is ridiculously tight and have crafted some of the best pop punk songs of 2015. With songs about sun, sand, surf, and girls, ...Are Wild For The Night is that perfect mix of satire and reverence with lyrical nods to everything from Matthew McConaughey's Dazed and Confused character's iconic line about high school girls; to the Dire Straits classic “Money for Nothing;” to iconic punk bands Youth Brigade, Pennywise, and The Bouncing Souls; to The Loved Ones' anthem “Jane.” On every possible level this record not only works but excels. Maybe I'm a little biased since this band is fronted by one of my favorite artists, the venerable Dave Hause, but honestly I don't think so. Sure his involvement is what made me interested in the band, but this record is what has grabbed that interest and turn it into admiration.  

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