Friday, July 25, 2014
Songs for Snakes "The Year of The Snake"
San Francisco melodic punk rock band, Songs For Snakes are back with a new album. The Husker Du and Jawbreaker influences are still shine clear. The band's knack of writing tight catchy songs certainly hasn't disappeared.
There's a Simon and Garfunkel fights 90's Epitaph pop punk and wins feel to "Small Talker". In case you were wondering, this is actually a good thing. "A Perfect State" has Husker Du written all over it. A poppy indie feel washes over "A Caffiene Sugar Mean" due to the jangly guitars coupled with the bouncy rhythms. For my money, album closer and title song, "The Year of The Snake" is the highlight of the album.
Although as an album "The Year of The Snake" is a good listen it's difficult to shake the feeling that there are too many songs on offer here and it'd have been a much stronger album if about three songs had been cut.
Songs for Snakes on bandcamp
Songs for Snakes on Facebook
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