|Pop Punk, Ska Punk
Fat Wreck Chords
January 20th, 2015
Release length: 5:49
“American Idle” is the same song you heard on the fill length album, which, truthfully, is an absolute fun bomb blowing up in your ear drums! Simple riffs that serve only to mock the Ska genre with how impressive they wind up being against that insanely generic nasal clean singing approach common to the Punk Rock genre. Oh, and there’s saxophone too, because what Ska-anything would be complete without them? It’s a fantastic, catchy track that sticks in your skull unless you hit the stop button with a bullet! Or, maybe, just move onto the downer garbage that is “Late Night Petroleum”…
I mean, how dare Less Than Jake interrupt the fungasm introduced during “American Idle” with this slightly more emotional performance of crippling generic and typical Ska-meets-definition-of-mainstream Pop Punk cut with saxophone we’ve all heard time and time again?! That’s reserved only for fun and happy songs, Mr. Jake! Normally you could argue it’s a stupid cool fresh laid back chill track for when the night time sets in and the beach fire dies down, but, THE BONG SOUND! Clearly Less Than Jake are idiots about having a good time because of it and the incredibly bland bass riffs that Blink-182 and The Offspring would TOTALLY blow away!
So, what does it all come down to? Well, “American Idle” is good, but “Late Night Petroleum” is a total buzzkiller. I mean, I guess it’s good. The guys in Dying Fetus could take a hint from just this seven-inch EP, no doubt! Fans might be a little disappointed that it’s simpler than their usual simple yet OMG fun attitude, so if you’re into this kinda stuff, TOTES pick up American Idle the seven-inch EP! Unless you’re jeally. But I know you’re not, cause, again, psychic…
…psychic ninja WHATAH!!!
01. American Idle – 3:28
02. Late Night Petroleum – 2:21
|Initial Pressing Score: 5.5/10