When Derek Zanetti (aka The Homeless Gospel Choir) isn’t busy writing books or recreating Alanis Morisette videos, he writes protest songs. Good protest songs. The kind that earn praise from the likes of Frank Turner who called his new album ‘a generationally defining album for the underground punk scene’. That album will be out later this Summer, but we already get a taste of things to come in the form of this 7”.
Lead track “Normal” is a solid full-band indie punk gem about discovering punk rock and finding a sense of community, a song that serves as an excellent reminder why we spend all the time we do at sweaty basement shows. “Why” on the other hand is a bare-bones acoustic track that wouldn’t be half bad on its own, but which fails to make much of an impression after “Normal”.
Curious to hear what the full-length will be like!