The Sicklerville, NJ natives play a brand of ska-punk that isn’t quite the norm for today’s genre. While the standards for ska might be lowered today, No Such Noise! brings a healthy mix of pure pop-punk based hooks and ska horns. As the band says, imagine if Fall Out Boy’s Take This To Your Gravecollided with Less Than Jake’s Losing Streak, and you have what No Such Noise! is striving for.
Life Goes On is the band’s second EP, following 2010’s Worst Birthday Ever release. Since then, the band – vocalist/guitarist Mitch Guedon, bassist Joe Fuscia, tenor saxophonist Alex Dart, trombonist Ben Schroader and drummer Tom Crone – have found a stable lineup and dedicated themselves completely to the band’s future.
The EP, recorded at Bad Lab Studio by Dan Pilla and produced by Pilla and Bright and Early’s John Browne, is a revitalizing, energetic take on the genre and is sure to launch the band’s young career. High-flying opener “Two Years and 25 Cents” features John Browne on guest vocals.
No Such Noise! – Life Goes On
April 24, 2012
1. Two Years and 25 Cents (ft. Bright and Early’s John Browne)
2. Lexi Walker
3. Cold Side
5. West Chester
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No Such Noise! is a band that isn’t afraid to wear its inspirations on its sleeve. Playing a brand of pop-punk infused with ska horns, the group takes after New Found Glory as much as it does Less Than Jake, and the band’s sweet, hook-laden choruses back this up. Catchy ska portions invade verses while No Such Noise! offers its own take on a genre that has been around for decades.
Although many bandmates have known each other for extended periods of time, you’d be hard-pressed to find a duo that goes as far back as bassist Joe Fuscia and guitarist/lead vocalist Mitch Guedon. Playing music together since the third grade, the pair went through musical lessons in grade school together and found a steady project when No Such Noise! materialized in high school. After the band’s first release, the Worst Birthday Ever EP in December 2010, the group found a stable lineup with Fuscia, Guedon, tenor saxophonist Alex Dart, trombonist Ben Schroader and drummer Tom Crone.
Now in 2012, No Such Noise! is primed to take the next step in its young career. With the digital April 24 release of the five-track Life Goes On EP, it’s clear from the get-go that the band is taking things more seriously this time around. Recording at BadLab Studio in Tabernacle, NJ with Dan Pilla, Life Goes On is clearly No Such Noise!’s best work. Produced by Pilla and Bright and Early frontman John Browne, who is featured on opening track “Two Years and 25 Cents,” the group sounds better than ever.
“We put together what we thought is a really strong collection of songs that mean a lot to us, and also express No Such Noise! from every angle,” Guedon says. “From our more fun, comedic side to a more emotional tone to the lyrics (“West Chester”), we put a lot of time and dedication into this EP and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of its making.”
On that opening track, a stirring guitar riff leads into a pop-punk sound that will throw you back to the glory days of the genre, reminiscent of New Found Glory’s breakout Sticks and Stones. The band flashes its style with a slowed-down prechorus, but No Such Noise! is at its strongest when the horns kick in and the whole band gets in gear. “Lexi Walker” shows just how catchy the band can be, while “Cold Side” is the heaviest ska-laden track.
“I think we’re all on the same page when it comes to putting the band as first priority in our lives,” Dart says. “We’ve got five dedicated dudes who want nothing more than to take No Such Noise! to new heights. So we will never stop climbing.”
Life Goes On will see a physical release on CD and vinyl in June and No Such Noise! will begin a new touring cycle in July. What the band lacks in experience, it makes up for in emotion and a hunger to learn more and improve every day.