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Townhouse Warrior – “For Every Wasted Day” Album Review

Townhouse Warrior – “For Every Wasted Day” Album Review

Trevor Davies

August 2nd, 2016

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It’s hard finding a good pop punk band to listen to now-a-days. Blink-182’s latest album California was a huge letdown, and Green Day has been on a rapid decline since 2009. Lets talk about finding new music as well. When you discover new music through YouTube or Spotify, the artist you discover is 95% of the time already quite known with a large established fan-base. So, when you come across a band such as Townhouse Warrior who is on the come up, and dabbles with the pop punk genre, it’s like a breathe of fresh air. It’s also pretty fun to tell your friends about a new band you discovered who no one else knows about.

Townhouse Warrior live

Townhouse Warrior playing live at Syracuse’s “Funk ‘N Waffles.”

Townhouse Warrior is a pop punk/indie rock outfit from Syracuse, NY. The band has just released their sophomore album For Every Wasted Day. The album opens with the track “Weekends & Old Friends,” the intro to this track is reminds of something you’d hear on a The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die record. “Please Send Me Home” is my favorite track on this album. The lyrics deal with working a shitty part-time job while you were up a little too late the night before. “Is it alright that I watch the hour hand on the clock as hours pass me by to slow,” is something anyone who’s worked a dead end job can relate to. “Keeping Calm” is another favorite of mine. I’m a sucker for hard hitting riffs in the middle of a song, and from 1:15 to 2:02 is probably my favorite moment on this record. This is a track where I wouldn’t be surprised if it became a local radio hit. It sounds like it’s made to be played while driving on a road trip. “Winter Wall” will be apart of my upcoming “End of the Summer” curated playlist (surprise surprise). “May, June, July and I guess August marks the end / It’s easy for me to be stressed when the season says /  what every cynic says / ‘all good things come to an end'” lyrically this is my favorite song on the album. The imagery in this song is phenomenal and it’s up there with “Keeping Calm” for best song on the album.

For Every Wasted Day only pushes this band further onto the path of success. In my opinion the band seems much more in sync and comfortable on this album and it’s definitely noticeable. The songwriting and production for this album blow me away. The band is able to write catchy tracks that stick in your head. For some reason when I think of this record, the ending of “Winter Wall” comes to mind, and stays there for quite a few hours. For an upcoming band, the production on this record is phenomenal. No one sounds drowned out, I can make out and focus on all the instruments, and I don’t hear any clipping. This album is a breathe of fresh air for the pop punk genre, and it’s even better that it’s coming from a band on the come up.

8.5/10, this is one of my favorite albums so far this year.

Make sure you give this great band some support! Townhouse Warrior’s bandcamp and Facebook.