The Bombpops have released their first full-length debut Fear of Missing Out via Fat Wreck Chords, this Friday (February 10).
Fear of Missing Out cultivates as a staple punk album manifested in smoking guitar riffs, a sturdy rhythm section along with much energy, distortion, heart eyes and heartache and an angst attitude.
The album starts off solidly with the introductory and a classically-cut punk track â€œCapable of Liesâ€ dipped in sugary lyrics such as â€œsatisfying as it can be/rolling off my tongue as candy.â€ And these sweet lyrics takes shapes in again in the puppy love â€œBe Sweet.â€
But donâ€™t be fooled by The Bombpops seemly at times saccharine images. Fear of Missing Out takes copious of opportunities to vocalize (â€œMarry. Fuck. Killâ€) and demonstrate that this image is farfetched, most prominent in the fiery guitar playing skills from frontwomen and co-founders Jen Ravazi and Poli van Dam heard among the variety of the twelve tracks. Â And just like the first full-length album for The Bombpops, the punks from SoCal finally have an established rhythm section after being a band since 2007, that features bassist Neil Wayne and drummer Josh Lewis, according to a press release from Fat Wreck Chords.
Though the first half of Fear of Missing Out is peppy, the second half, starting with â€œFOMOâ€ kicks up the albumâ€™s overall energy. It gains full speed in the blazing and declaratory â€œI Canâ€™t,â€ a track that seems like it would fizzle out the levels but the smoldering â€œBrake Lightsâ€ only disproves that The Bombpops still have enough to carry on until closing out with, in true â€œposeurâ€ fashion, â€œAll in a Dayâ€™s Lurk.â€
The remaining dates for The Bombpops can be found below. Tickets for the shows can be purchased through the bandâ€™s website.
02/10/17 Los Angeles, CA at The Redwood Bar
02/11/17 Ventura, CA at The Garage w/ Bad Cop/ Bad Cop, MAASK (members of Strike Anywhere) 02/12/17 San Francisco, CA at The Hemlock w/ Get Dead
02/24/17 Las Vegas, NV at The Beauty Bar w/ Western Settings
02/25/17 Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room w/ Tiki Bandits, No Gimmick
03/17/17 Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy Theatre w/ The Bouncing Souls
03/18/17 San Diego, CA at Brick by Brick w/ A Wilhelm Scream