Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Funtitled by Spraynard (2011)

Kind of Like: Sundials, Get Bent, Iron Chic
Genres: Punk, Emo, Pop Punk
Preview: Bandcamp

I'll like If You Make It do the talking because he is just so good at it, make sure you pick up the record from Asian Man Records in May.  It's nice to see a good new addition to that label.  It seems like forever since we played that backyard show with Mike Park, but he was such a nice person and he runs a great label.

"So Spraynard went ahead and made the punk record of the century, and then, because they are obnoxiously nice guys, they decided to give it away for free so they can spread their positive message of waking up and not caring and maximizing potential to the world. Get into it.

It's a lot like the Mighty Ducks. Or the Little Giants. Or even the Big Green. You know all those kids' sports movies (not Air Bud) where the team of future pro athletes who look like they are twenty-five years old even though they are supposed to be in middle school get wrecked in the big game by a gang of lovable misfits who are obviously there because they love the game and not because they really care all that much about winning? It's a lot like that, except the kids on steroids are actually Screeching Weasel or something and Spraynard can't ice skate. It's a metaphor, people. It's not going to be perfect.

But basically, this is an amazing record made by some of the best people you'll ever meet. Download it, listen to it non-stop for the next few weeks, and then go sing along with them on their big US tour this summer. I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time."
-If You Make It

I wouldn't call it the punk album of the century, but definitely the best one so far this year. Hurrah!

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