Broadway Calls - State Of Mind
Something is to be said about no surprises- balls out Pop-Punk. Now, if a band like Rainier, OR's Broadway Calls had come across my desk like some cheeseball singer songwriter style without a press kit, I might have to scream the politics of all marketing morality. But they don't...
The intro track comes in with no shame, upbeat, and I almost expect a whiney vocals. Surprisingly Ty Vaughn has a tone fairly respectable to old school digging in the dirt punk. I think most reading know already, I'm not a fan of most Punk, it simply loses a stroke in me very quickly. I enjoy rhythms like anyone else, I just get a cookie cutter feel I can not ignore. Not to say I don't get that way with Broadway Calls, hell my significant other suggests I'm listening to a Blink 182 wannabe. While I might agree, I get a feeling a bit different. Back To Oregon has a invidualistic vibe, meshing chords and melodies that doesn't fit the hams from San Diego (Blink 182). No, Broadway calls walks that line of Pop/Punk Emo, but still they manage to mince things up. On the previously mentioned Back To Oregon, long stroked full strings become Glam Rock like bridges and almost a solo feel, creepy and cool all at the same time.
Escape From Capitol Hill, is another track that has grimey but gorgeous writing evidence. Not so much Pop/Punk enjoyable as it is exciting fretting and backbone beatwork. Much like the spirit of most Punk records, expect a lot of short creations and tracks. Though its the one reason I have a hard time paying attention to the genre, Broadway Calls makes it tolerable with very natural waves of musical progression.
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