Release Date: March 17, 2018
- Streaming: https://ibuyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ibr009-party-time-for-astronauts
- Phyisical – 7″ : https://www.ibuyrecords.it/prod/proton-packs-the-livermores-party-time-for-astronauts/
Label: I Buy Records (IT), Mom’s Basement Records (US), Commando Records (IT) (Collab)
Distro: Monster Zero
Proton Packs – Siena/Arezzo Italy
The Livermores – Ancona, Italy
Current Lineup(s): (Per Facebook)
Proton Packs –
- Matt, Brodie
- El Lèon Blanco
- P.P. – vocals/bass
- Mattia – drums
- Nisba – guitar/vocals
Our Favorite Track(s):
-Living On Mars, USA Vs Usb
-Rave On Club, Panama Papers
Artwork: Riccardo Bucchioni ( Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, Manges ecc ecc)
Sounds Like: The Ramones, Latte+, The Lillingtons, Head And Mange
Being the old school geezer I am. My first introduction to “Horror Punk” was The Misfits – Walk Among Us, way back in 1994. I was already late to the party as Danzig had already gone solo with, “Danzing” in 1986. While my buddies were rocking out to the pop stations on FM, I was buying old albums by the Ramones and T.S.O.L. The Ramones were able to cross horror and pop punk leaving a legacy to be followed. Bands now like the Proton Packs and Livermores are continuing the tradition of mixing catchy pop punk sound with horror/scfi themes.
The Proton Packs and Livermores have teamed up to create a 7” split, “Party Time For Astronauts”! This split offers us 4 songs, 2 per artist. My personal favorites on the album, “Living On Mars” and “Panama Papers”. Both songs have catchy lyrics, mind blowing guitar riffs, and powerful drum progressions. My only regret is listening to this digitally. In fact I’ll probably buy the 7”, as I really want to hear this on vinyl. Not only for an old school sound, but the kick ass artwork by, Riccardo Bucchioni!
Sadly I couldn’t locate a video for the any songs by the Proton Packs located on the EP. They still kick ass. Check out “Stay Puft Marshmallow Man”! They really show off they’re Ecto Punk here!
You can stream and download the ep here, https://ibuyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ibr009-party-time-for-astronauts. As I suggested you can pick up the 7” here, https://www.ibuyrecords.it/prod/proton-packs-the-livermores-party-time-for-astronauts. Be sure to follow them both them on Facebook, Livermores – http://www.facebook.com/thelivermores, Proton Packs – http://www.facebook.com/theprotonpacks . If you want the latest news be sure to follow http://www.facebook.com/ibuyrecordszine!