SodaBomb – ‘Hooligan’
Taylor and Jon of SodaBomb have Sam Ray/Teen Suicide to thank for repping their brand so hard. After playing a few shows with the band, Sam had become an ardent fan and has subsequently converted me. I had heard their previous album Cement Surfing, but it wasn’t until a few days ago when Sam played some of their stuff on Turntable.fm that I really started giving them the attention they deserved.
It’s funny that the band hails from Long Island because that’s exactly where my thoughts landed after listening through this release. If music like turn-of-the-century Brand New or The Movielife means anything to you then SodaBomb should be welcome to your eardrums. Their spastic and unhinged version of pop-punk/melodic hardcore is charmingly nostalgic as it is endearing (just look at the artwork), and yet it still draws blood where it needs to. SodaBomb is scene music in only the most positive ways, and I am soaking up every fizzy drop of it.