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Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine announce weekend-long tour

Brooklyn based ska-punk act Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine will be hitting the road to show some love to the rest of New York State on February 7th and 8th. You can check out show details below.

Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine are currently wrapping up efforts on their sophomore album, Reasons To Leave, and are hoping for a release sometime in 2014. Eli Whitney released their debut album, Mickey, in November 2011. If you haven’t already checked it out, you can stream or download it over at their bandcamp.



Music Video: No Such Noise – “On/Off”

South Jersey ska-punks No Such Noise have just released a music video for the song “On/Off” which appears on their latest full length “For Closure”.

You can check the video out below.

“For Closure” was released on December 20th via the bands bandcamp page which you can check out here



No Such Noise streaming new album “For Closure” announce tour dates

South Jersey ska-punks No Such Noise! have just released their latest full length “For Closure” on December 2oth and it’s available to be streamed in its entirety below.

Wanna check No Such Noise! out on tour? The band will be hitting the road starting early in the new year. Dates can be seen below.



Album Review: No Such Noise! – “Life Goes On”

No Such Noise! is a band that appears to think that it’s still 1998. The New Jersey six piece’s newest EP, Life Goes On, takes its musical cues from exactly where you’d think they do, winding up with a five song EP that melds ska and pop punk to create something that sounds an awful lot like Less Than Jake, if Less Than Jake was inspired less by the Descendents and ALL, and more by All Time Low and Fall Out Boy.

Musically, these guys have nailed the pop punk and ska combination: the fast palm-muted verses transition smoothly into the quick upstrokes, and the trumpets and sax go back and forth between slowly coming into the mix before the chorus to exploding during the instrumental breaks in songs. It’s absolutely perfect for those who still hold albums like Losing Streak or Turn the Radio Off in high regard.

Lyrically the band members find themselves in an interesting position. Their pop punk roots have them naturally turn to sour songs about failing to attract romance, although their 90’s ska influences are telling them to make the songs self-deprecating while also throwing in a humorous edge. This is evident in a song like the terribly titled “Slutz” which is about a girl that the protagonist wants, but she sleeps around instead of being monogamous, but then it’s revealed that even if she did live the sexual lifestyle that he wants her to, there’s still the huge problem of her being a racist anyway (because it’s okay to be sexist when the person in question is a bigot). On a lighter note, the band also tackles topics of growing up and moving forward blindly into the future on tracks like “Cold Side” and “West Chester”. Arguably these are the stronger songs on Life Goes On, showing a maturity while also not relying on the tired “broken hearted stalker who can’t accept a break up” trope that pop punk bands use so much these days.

Throughout the EP’s five songs, No Such Noise! attempts to have it all by combining their love for upstrokes and brass with a passion for sugary hooks and power chords. It works on some levels, particularly when the band isn’t singing about stalking girls or judging them for their life choices (judging someone for being racist is okay though). With a little bit of work these guys, alongside fellow pop punk/ska aficionados, We Are the Union, are helping bring ska back from the dead for a whole new generation.

In all seriousness though, for a band that is hugely inspired by the third wave ska bands of the 1990’s, No Such Noise! is lacking in the songs about beer department. Let’s work on that, boys.

3/5



New Music: No Such Noise! – “Life Goes On”

South Jersey ska-punks No Such Noise! released a brand new EP yesterday. Entitled “Life Goes On,” the EP is available for purchase or stream over at their bandcamp page. Yes, that is the cover art you’re looking at over on the left.

No Such Noise! released their last EP, “Worst Birthday Ever,” in December 2010.