Broadway Calls – “Good Views, Bad News”

Album Reviews | By on Jun 23rd, 2009

Record Label: Side One Dummy
Genre: Pop Punk
Band Link: www.myspace.com/broadwaycalls

Broadway Calls hail from Rainier, Oregon and play a pop-punk style that will make them a fan favorite at the Warped Tour. Their Side One Dummy debut album “Good Views, Bad News” is coming out in August but we got an early look for you! The band has released two previous albums on another label (Adeline Record), but I have a feeling this one will be considered their best!

There are 11 tracks in total and each one is filled with melodic vocals, peppy guitars, harmonized choruses. It’s sort of a relief to hear pop punk being played again, after most bands are playing screamo and other crappy music. Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore produced the album, which is saying something when Stevenson produces a CD. You know you’re going to get good quality. “Midnight Hour” starts the album off and you immediately know what you’re going to get with this release. “Election Night” is obviously about the big night that happened last November. While I wouldn’t listen to this on a normal basis, the album from Broadway Calls is very catchy. I can definitely see these guys getting airplay on Sirius XM’s Faction station. People that like Teenage Bottlerocket, Green Day, Alkaline Trio and other melodic pop punk bands will like “Good Views, Bad News.” Check em out!

Bottom Line: Strong Side One Dummy debut
Notable Tracks: Midnight Hour, Election Night, Tonight’s Alive
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