The Bombpops have released their first full-length debut Fear of Missing Out via Fat Wreck Chords, this Friday (February 10).
Fear of Missing Out cultivates as a staple punk album manifested in smoking guitar riffs, a sturdy rhythm section along with much energy, distortion, heart eyes and heartache and an angst attitude.
The album starts off solidly with the introductory and a classically-cut punk track “Capable of Lies” dipped in sugary lyrics such as “satisfying as it can be/rolling off my tongue as candy.” And these sweet lyrics takes shapes in again in the puppy love “Be Sweet.”
But don’t be fooled by The Bombpops seemly at times saccharine images. Fear of Missing Out takes copious of opportunities to vocalize (“Marry. Fuck. Kill”) and demonstrate that this image is farfetched, most prominent in the fiery guitar playing skills from frontwomen and co-founders Jen Ravazi and Poli van Dam heard among the variety of the twelve tracks. And just like the first full-length album for The Bombpops, the punks from SoCal finally have an established rhythm section after being a band since 2007, that features bassist Neil Wayne and drummer Josh Lewis, according to a press release from Fat Wreck Chords.
Though the first half of Fear of Missing Out is peppy, the second half, starting with “FOMO” kicks up the album’s overall energy. It gains full speed in the blazing and declaratory “I Can’t,” a track that seems like it would fizzle out the levels but the smoldering “Brake Lights” only disproves that The Bombpops still have enough to carry on until closing out with, in true “poseur” fashion, “All in a Day’s Lurk.”
The remaining dates for The Bombpops can be found below. Tickets for the shows can be purchased through the band’s website.
02/10/17 Los Angeles, CA at The Redwood Bar
02/11/17 Ventura, CA at The Garage w/ Bad Cop/ Bad Cop, MAASK (members of Strike Anywhere) 02/12/17 San Francisco, CA at The Hemlock w/ Get Dead
02/24/17 Las Vegas, NV at The Beauty Bar w/ Western Settings
02/25/17 Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room w/ Tiki Bandits, No Gimmick
03/17/17 Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy Theatre w/ The Bouncing Souls
03/18/17 San Diego, CA at Brick by Brick w/ A Wilhelm Scream