Poor Me – ‘Sugacane’ EP
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Location: Denver, CO
- Brett Delaney – Vocals
- Nick Butler – Guitar
- Nick Chmel – Drum/Vocals
- Mike Goyn – Bass/Vocals
- Jason McWhinnie – Guitar/Vocals
Perpetrators & So, Brother
Bad Religion, Down By Law, & Millencolin come to mind, mixed in with some metal influences & some hardcore vocals.
Discovering Poor Me was a pleasant assignment. This band has its roots in 90s skate punk, & could have easily fit in during the heyday of Epitaph Records. While that’s their roots, there is some obvious influences that never let their sound become stale or predictable. You’ll hear metal riffs coming from the guitar, a little hardcore thrown in, & some screaming that rivals the best screamo vocalist. Even with those influences there, they don’t deviate from who they are, which is a consistent rock band with a passion for the art of writing a message into their songs.
The message of being you & true to yourself & your convictions are there. From the track “Mistakes Can Be Made” & the realization that you can make mistakes & feel like a defeated coward & changes need to be made, to the titular track “Sugarcane” and being like a sugarcane & never breaking. This is the type of record that is needed in a society that wants to mold you into what is acceptable & politically correct at all times instead of allowing you to form your own opinions. Where there is no learning from past mistakes, & instead being judged forever by them.
This EP contains strong vocals, great message, & music that will keep your energy up for whatever activity you are in the middle of while listening.
If I had to review it in a sentence, this record kicks ass & you should be paying attention to this band.
- Mistakes Can Be Made
- Papa Tells Me
- So, Brother
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About the writer:
Griffin has been listening to punk records for the last 25 years. Now residing is Colorado Springs with his wife & 4 kids, he still tries to catch as many shows as he can.