New Release: CONVOYS – GOGO/BANG
Summer may be on the wane, but thanks to CONVOYS you have at least one more shot at a fling with a fun summer album. Riddled with elements of punk, ska and even a touch of surf, the debut release by the young band is certainly one best enjoyed with a beer in the sun.
Rising from the ashes of now-defunct KILL GIANTS, CONVOYS is all about having a good time. The EP, entitled GOGO/BANG, is made up of three upbeat tracks that don’t take themselves too seriously. Interestingly, you can also hear just a hint of darkness underneath the surface; my vote is that’s an element that will be further explored in their future work.
The best track on the album is opener Groundwork with its frantic drumbeat and building, catchy chorus that just begs for a group sing-along – I almost accidentally yelled it out while writing this at work!
The album release party for GOGO/BANG is Oct 18 at The Silver Dollar; I’ll give a strong personal recommendation that you be there for this one. I had the good fortune of catching CONVOYS a few months back, they won’t disappoint!