Loud but not destructible. Consistent but far from boring. Juniper Avenue scream, swing, and play their hardest throughout this 12 track Indie Punk album. Chuck Rock starts off strong, and this short preview of the album is a definite check out before you listen to their full-length funky punker giddy up.
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With chaotic guitar solos and upbeat breakdowns, these guys have a sound that is original in familiarity, containing stick in your ear melodies and foot tapping feel good jams. “Self and Pity Doubt” is another album highlight, with a shot-to-pieces Kings of Leon meets Arctic Monkeys masculine demure.
Each song on this album connects to a track prior, musically, lyrically, and thematically. There is a tattered weight of distortion and drum-humping gusto on these ditties that just makes you want to dance. On each, these guys are playing their hearts out, and that’s why I love the fourth track, Miss Shine.
Elements of Soundgarden blended with some freshly squeezed coming of age 2020’s flavor. All four of the members here are exceptional with their instruments, and after a few listens, I feel like they would be a terrific band to see live.
“She just found out what it’s all about” sounds like a simple to the point line to sing on this post-Dookie Green Day moody rock Juniper Avenue successfully progresses into. Spacey at points and face-melting the next, you’d never guess the project was recorded within a week. The four of them sound like they have been working on this project for years and this sophomore album is anything but a slump.
Juniper Avenue deliver a strong, screeching, and vocally-resonant indie punk aesthetic on Chuck Rock, and though they might not know it, this group of rowdy Raleigh boys are really onto something. It isn’t perfect, in fact far from it, with a track list that could use a few chops and less replaceable familiarity to benefit their engaging punk rockery. For as much as I like “Bumfizzle,” the fizzle part of the song at the ends leaves one feeling slightly empty. However, tracks like “Everybody/Everywhere” is another reason to invest your time in these guys.
If you like 90’s rock, punk schlock, and bands where everybody knows what the fuck they are actually doing musically, give these guys a listen immediately.