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The Young Rochelles
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Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 20:14
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- by Tom Dumarey

After a slew of 7” and compilation tracks, Long Beach, NY’s The Young Rochelles have now released their debut full-length.

The self-titled affair comes with a whopping fourteen cuts worth of highly melodic pop-punk that they charge through in under half an hour. Their influences aren’t exactly very well hidden. There are traces of Screeching Weasel, The Queers and MTX worship strewn all over the place. Have to hand it to these guys though. Ricky, Rookie and Rocky Rochelle know how to write catchy pop-punk songs that come in hot, keep it sweet and get the job done in two minutes or less.

Track listing:

  1. I Never Saw the Ramones    
  2. Don't Let it Last    
  3. Return of the Skunk Ape    
  4. Monster in My Hallway    
  5. The World Will Swallow You Whole    
  6. Coffee in the Dog Dish    
  7. No More Fights    
  8. She's Always Glowin'    
  9. You're Tops    
  10. My Stomach Hates My Guts    
  11. Caught You in a Lie    
  12. Mental Vacation    
  13. Coastin' Strong    
  14. Last Love Letter 
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.