Released: Jan. 24 by Carpark Records
Stars out of five: Four and a half
Listens before you get into it: Only one. Once you start this album, you’re hooked for all eight tracks, then you’ll start it over.
Sounds like: a serious musical treat. Just the way ice cream sundaes have all of your favorite sweet, gooey treats combined into one, so does this album. Two parts ‘90s emo (Jawbreaker/ Cap’n Jazz). Two dollops power pop (Buzzcocks/ Weezer). Add another two parts punk, (The Ramones/ Nirvana) a pinch of early 2000s emo (Alkaline Trio) and an indie rock cherry on top (The Weakerthans). They may not be singing about rainbows and ice cream cones, but the obvious influence from all of your favorite bands definitely gets you all warm and fuzzy inside.
Favorite lyrics: “We started a war/ Attack on memory/ No easy way out/ Forget everything/ No nostalgia/ No sentiment/ We’re over it now/ We were over it then”
Favorite tracks: Track 1. No Future/No Past, Track 2. Wasted Days, Track 7. Our Plans and Track 8. Cut You
Listen to this album: Next time you’re trying to recreate one of those hormone-overload, no-fucking-clue-what-you’re-doing, crazy-horny, make out sessions you had while your parents were out of town when you were sixteen. As dorky as we looked rolling around our beds with our hair disheveled and saliva covering one entire side of our face, adolescence provided some of the most passionate sexual escapades of our lives. Let the passion and emotion of “Attack on Memory” fuel your lusty teenage reenactment. To get the full experience, make sure you only go to second base.