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You Wanna Know The Truth
Heart & Lung You Wanna Know The Truth Punk Rock Theory
Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 13:59
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Red Scare Records recently welcomed Cleveland’s Heart & Lung to the roster and while they were at it also re-released the band’s 2017 debut, ‘You Wanna Know The Truth’. And if you wanna know the truth: this is a pretty damn good example of pop-punk done right.

They start things off with ‘Telecaster,’ a short one-minute blast that has a much-appreciated Off With Their Heads vibe happening. From there on, they keep the Midwestern punk torch burning bright on songs like ‘Wasted’, ‘Hit Song No 4’ and especially ‘Hey Man,’ which deals with losing a loved one to cancer. Something that stands in shrill contrast to the decidedly upbeat song. Powerful stuff.

Hit song no 5 and 6 come in the form of ‘1954,’ a catchy as hell blast about being stuck in a conservative town, and ‘Don’t Need You,’ which finds Heart & Lung channeling their inner Masked Intruder. They wrap things up neatly with yet another banger called ‘The Sound’ and leave you wanting more. Which is a good thing to leave people on when you have a new album coming out later this year.


Track listing:

  1. Telecaster
  2. Wasted    
  3. Hit Song No. 4    
  4. Hey Man    
  5. 1954    
  6. You Wanna Know the Truth?    
  7. Recession    
  8. Don't Need You    
  9. North Coast Metropolis    
  10. Ingenue    
  11. The Sound


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.