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THE GUTS
- Say Goodbye to Fun (Spider Bite Records) Pop-punk has recently developed negative conations due to its sudden rise in popularity with the MTV crowd, however not all pop-punk is obnoxious and overplayed. The Guts new EP, Say Goodbye to Fun, is pop-punk in a good way. The songs are catchy with simple, relatable lyrics like “Here’s a story about this boy who likes this girl… but he’s scared, he’s scared to let her know.” The EP includes four songs of this “boy likes girl/ girl breaks boy’s heart/ boy is confused” persuasion and despite the extreme simplicity of their lyrics, they are songs one cannot help but play on repeat. “New Song #3” is especially good and is melodic in a manner that is reminiscent of some of Green Day’s earlier songs. The fifth song on the EP is a decent cover of the Elvis Costello song “Mystery Dance,” but is unfortunately a bit flatter than the other songs on the CD. The Guts hail from Portsmouth, NH and include former members of The Queers and The Regulars. The band has previously released one full-length album “The Sensitive Side of the Guts” in 2001 before signing onto its current label Spider Bite Records, which is also based out of Portsmouth. The Guts have a lot of potential and anyone looking for better-than-Good-Charlotte pop-punk would do well to check out this EP. With slightly more creative lyrics and a strong publicity campaign this band could prove itself worthy of some of its mainstream contemporaries.  –Emily Zemler

 

 

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