THE BOULEVARD BEAT - "8 Track Breakdown"
We first learned of this band
using the system of tubes (a/k/a: the Internets) and once curious learned about
this EP. The Boulevard Beat's debut EP
is s high energy power pop with lots of vintage flavored hooks, anthemic
choruses, and a vibe that's part 60s Mersey
pop combined with a healthy does of punk attitude. Dished out with hearts fully
these odes to love, rejection, life and the like carefully blend dual guitar
arrangements with gooey pop hooks that have you wondering why this isn't on the
radio (yes, we all know the real answer here).
The music on this EP calls to mind a rawer version of late 70s power pop
where melodies and crunch held hands on a shaky ride, eschewing the slickness
of modern "pop" and coming up damn close to the mother lode in the
(No Teeth Records)