Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Shoppers - Silver Year
I missed these Syracuse gals & guy a couple weeks ago when they came into town. Luckily they left a few copies of their spankin new LP around. Kind of your typical Noise/Rock/Punk thing going on here, but with a few twists. 1) Female vocals, which are always a plus in my book. 2) At times very melodic, sure still noisy as fuck, but if you can sift through the ruckus it could almost be poppy. 3) Lyrics about relationships, it's pretty odd for a band of this type, but a welcome change of pace from the "deranged", or ones that hardly (or don't) make sense that you'd usually hear with this genre. I hope I didn't just give you the impression that this band is a female fronted Pop-Punk band with some static... I can assure you they are not that.