Showing an invigorating rock sound with ’90s nostalgia and DIY punk influence, Stupid Future is the eponymous debut album from the Knoxville, TN-based trio. A spontaneous, sense of unbridled energy is apparent throughout — reflective of the release’s recording process, taking place in the band’s basement over one day. Fans of anthemic throwbacks like Pixies and Pavement are bound to enjoy the sound throughout this.
The release shows an abundance of immediacy. “So Much Could Happen” enamors with upfront guitar distortion and perky vocals; the guitar presence remains constant and enveloping, while the vocals exude a harmonious power-pop reminiscence with reflective layers. The track represents the band’s sound enjoyably, specifically their knack for memorable and easily digestible hooks within heavy walls of guitar-built rock.
Multiple standouts range from the melodic “Black Cat,” reminding of early Weezer’s rock/power-pop fusing, to the suave surf-y bustle of “All I Never Wanted. Stupid Future puts the act’s riveting, passionate rock sound on enjoyable display.
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“Stupid Future” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2022’ Spotify playlist.