Friday, December 16, 2011 - 00:00
After a mellow intro that also serves as a throwback to the band’s past (10/4 Eleanor is their previous name), they kick out the jams with “Passing Days”. One thing that becomes clear from the get-go is that even though these guys are from Colorado, they sound like a bunch of great Chicago-based bands. Yup, think Larry Arms and Alkaline Trio for your RIYL.
Gruff yet melodic and with more whoa’s than you can shake a stick at, that’s Elway in a couple of words. Songs like first single “Passing Days” or “Song For Eric Solomon To Sing” now have a little place in my heart (hey, it’s almost Christmas… I’m allowed to be corny!) and Elway show they deserve to have their own spot in the poppunk scene, saturated as it may be.