No Lost Cause is back with P.S., their third ep filled with their blend of pop-punk and ska.
A few years ago, No Lost Cause was based in New Jersey, but
as things change, so do band locations and now the band calls Florida
home. The goal of the band is to take
their blend of punk and ska and use it to speak of trust in God, providing hope
and encouragement in hard times. For
this ep, the band has enlisted both Indie Vision Music and Thumper Punk Records
for the support.
To be honest, I really like how the songs like “Slow It Down” start, as its pure, fast, driving punk rock, but then the ska part comes in and all momentum gets lost and suddenly the song just sounds dated, like it should be something from back in the late 90’s when the Supertones, and FIF were hot. All that being said, the vocals are clear and fit well with the music, guitars and drums dominate the sound, but the bass doesn’t get lost in the mix, which is a good thing. At over four minutes long, I do think the song carried on a bit longer than needed, but then that was likely a function of the ska breaks. I will say that if there were horns, I might not have minded the ska parts as much but without them, the overall sound doesn’t work for me.
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