GROWN UPS (Chicago, IL)
Doyle Martin – Vocals, Guitar
Adam Sheets – Guitar
Jacob Bonham – Drums
Andy Tokarski – Bass, Vocals
RIYL – Algernon Cadwallader • Latterman • Castevet • Street Smart Cyclist
If Grown Ups was your college professor, More Songs would be Advanced Emo Mathematics with a refresher course in Punk Philosophy. Or maybe you’d call it the indie-phile’s revisionist history, focusing on late greats such as Cap’n Jazz, Lifetime, Latterman or the short-lived and under-appreciated Street Smart Cyclist. You might simply consider More Songs an independent study: creative, offbeat and never staying within any clearly defined box.
Whatever school of rock you attend, there is no correct answer when it comes to Grown Ups’ amazing new full-length. The debut for both the band and the newly created U.S. division of British imprint, Big Scary Monsters, these ten punchy tracks find both parties off to a rousing start.
Splitting time between Chicago, IL, and Furnessville, IN, the hour-long drive along the southern tip of Lake Michigan has likely spawned its fair share of algebra-inspired grooves, infectious melodies and enthusiastic choruses. Still, Grown Ups’ sound is not defined by location – save for the quartet’s all-around Midwestern slant – but rather a spirit of youthful abandon and boundless energy, tempered only by its immense talent and ability to effortlessly play off one another. It’s one of those rare cases where a band tows the line between keeping the proceedings loose and fun while tightly winding its songs around a unique framework of off-kilter time signatures and incredibly technical instrumental interplay. Read more …
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