2010: Yellowcard and Something Corporate reformed, but Fall Out Boy, As Tall As Lions and Copeland called it quits – you win some you lose some.
This album sat in my inbox for a few weeks before I got around to checking it out. Those were the wasted weeks. Say Hello is a fun record that bounces between melancholy and a sense of being content. What’s more is the full-band and acoustic tracks all maintain the same energy so there’s never a dull moment.
My friend tried pushing this band on me for months before I finally gave in and gave them a shot. This album is so damn upbeat it just makes you want to move the entire time it’s playing. It’s perfect sunny day driving music, as most indie-pop-rock-whatever genre is.
“It’s sad ‘cause your love is like a bus/ I may miss you but I know more will come.” This line from “The Next 20 Minutes” is the one that finally cemented Ben Liebsch as one of my favorite lyricists. This album is full of wit and brash tones, as well as some rich guitar parts, deep percussion and the occasional horns.