After nearly a decade of not releasing anything and just sitting on it, New Jersey's Scream Hello have finally gotten their asses back into gear. Which brings us to 'This Island Earth,' the band's new EP that comes with... wait, this can't be right. Just four songs?
Yup, four songs. Luckily, all four of them are mighty fine and offer us glimpses of all the different sides this band has to offer. There’s the fierce indiepunk of the title track (which for some reason made me think of Weezer as well), the more pensive ‘Jawbreaker’, the balls-to-the-wall rocker that is ‘Sad Places, Happy People’ and the Buffalo Tom-ish lullaby that is ‘Good Night’.
Fans of fellow New Jersey natives The Front Bottoms and The Weakerthans, should definitely give this one a spin.
- This Island Earth
- Sad Places, Happy People
- Good Night