When you do what I do, sometimes you come across an album that you just love right from the word ‘go,’ but you just can’t find what you want to say about the album…
… such is my current conundrum…
This album is fun as hell! It makes you want to dance! It makes you want to move! It helps you clean your house!
The lyrics are fun, poetic, and pointed; and the music is energetic and rowdy. All in all, it’s most reminiscent of early Streetlight Manifesto, with a little Dropkick Murphys and Bad Religion peppered in, for good measure.
During the last song on the album, I thought it would be fun to hear them do a cover of “Dayman,” from the show, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” because the singer reminds me a little of Charlie Day in that song; which is a pretty fucking cool element that meshes well with the demeanor and timbre of the music! While this vocal characteristic is present in spades during the final track, it isn’t as prominent on the other tracks. This has the effect of making you look forward to listening to the album again, to try and hear it in the other tracks (a genius ploy, gentlemen, but I’m on to you!)
This is a great, fun album, and it fully gets my seal of approval!
Now, go and buy it here: https://thefullersnj.bandcamp.com/album/kingdom-by-the-sea