Release date: March 16, 2018

Format: Digital

Streaming Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6aVS4NNDEnpb0762oUqBss

Label: DIY

Location: Long Island, New York

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Jake Ferring – Lead Vocals/Guitar
  • Anthony Denapoli – Bass/Vocals
  • Seany Juevos – Drums

Our Favorite Track(s): My Mistake, Shredder, Scream, Turn And Run, 7 Lonely Days
Sounds Like: The Dead Milkmen, Violent Femmes, The Scutches, Backseat Vinyl


 

It’s not often these days an album tells a story like a novel. Usually an album or ep tends to be a mashup of the best songs available at the time. I don’t blame any band of course for trying to get some music out quick. An album with a backstory for me tends to send a more memorable impression. They also leave the opportunity for some awesome comic art like MF Ruckus! New York punk’s, Aimless Again are doing just that with 2020 Future Punks.

I reached out to the band for some background information. Here’s what Seany Juevo’s had to say, “Aimless Again has been a band since 2007 releasing albums such as “Bill!” “The North Shore Demo” but this newest album marks the highest point in the bands history with their new album “2020 Future Punks” an 11 track journey thru the human experience, threw the whindy ups and downs of life. We feel this new album is very important for the next generations of punk rock lovers. This album has a diy spirit, recorded in Staten Island at the haunted Kreisher Mansion by Brian Crowe and track 10 recorded on Long Island by Frank Bones. The Albums message is to face the future head on based on principles and values that the greats layed out for us. Facing your anxiety and becoming the best individual you can living in the wasteland that is America in the 21st century”

The song, “Tracer” has some great progressions. I really enjoyed the mix from hardcore to melodic. “Rejuvenate” comes back with another fuzz on surf sound, with a great drum build up. “Celebration” has some inspiring harmonies which collaborate into a good solid sound. Onto the last song on the album which is, “7 Lonely Days”. This song really reminded of something My Chemical Romance or The Used would do. It has somewhat of an emo sound it. I loved the acoustic intro, which builds into a kick ass chorus later in the song.

Ok this album was recorded in a haunted mansion? Damn that’s pretty sweet! I have to wonder if the intro to the album was just some background noise from the studio? Should we call the ghostbusters? Alright let’s get down to reviewing this album. This album comes off the heels of their previous releases, North Shore Demo, and Bill.

The album opens up with “Shredder”. Simply put this song is about destroying the past, learning and moving on. I really like the drums on this one. It’s hopeful, in a time that seems unforgiving.

The song, “Scream”, really reminds me of the Dead Milkmen. The riffs shred along with a catchy pop punk sound. The way the songs builds towards the end is perfect. “Uptight, I hear you screaming all night”. It’s almost like writer is saying, “Hey everything’s fucked up, but I can beat this”.

Next onto, the song, “My Mistake”. I feel like this song really shows off the talent, Aimless Again has to offer. The lyrics take us on a journey through the writer’s mind. “So what, who cares, fuck my life, cut my hair”. I see a bunch of skate punks saying, “You know what fuck it. I don’t care, what exactly society expects me to be”.

Alone. It makes me wonder if you’re in the Upside Down from Stranger Things would Aimless Again be playing?

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The song, “Tracer” has some great progressions. I really enjoyed the mix from hardcore to melodic. “Rejuvenate” comes back with another fuzz on surf sound, with a great drum build up. “Celebration” has some inspiring harmonies which collaborate into a good solid sound. Onto the last song on the album which is, “7 Lonely Days”. This song really reminded of something My Chemical Romance or The Used would do. It has somewhat of an emo sound it. I loved the acoustic intro, which builds into a kick ass chorus later in the song.

The song, “Tracer” has some great progressions. I really enjoyed the mix from hardcore to melodic. “Rejuvenate” comes back with another fuzz on surf sound, with a great drum build up. “Celebration” has some inspiring harmonies which collaborate into a good solid sound. Onto the last song on the album which is, “7 Lonely Days”. This song really reminded of something My Chemical Romance or The Used would do. It has somewhat of an emo sound it. I loved the acoustic intro, which builds into a kick ass chorus later in the song.

Time to wrap this one up. Aimless Again is producing something new and fresh into the world of punk rock. 2020 Future Punks is a  roller coaster through hardship and pain, but in the end hope remains. You can download the album here, https://aimlessagain.bandcamp.com/album/2020-future-punks . Follow them on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/aimlessagainpunks/ . Or on the magic of Instagram as well, https://www.instagram.com/aimlessagainpunks/ . Be sure to download their previous releases as well all of them kick some serious ass!