Release Date: April 9, 2020
Label: Thousand Islands Records
Edmonton, Alberta (CAN)
Shawn – Vocals & Guitar
Kurt – Guitar
David – Bass
Ozone – Drums
Favorite Tracks: Where Did All My Money Go?, Games We Play To Hide, Tribes, and Nostalgia
Sounds Like: The Follow Ups, The Corps, Brie Face, Let Me Downs, Sunset Silhouette, and Fourbanger
Sometimes we all need some good pop punk in our lives that mixes a little skate and poppy tenderness. Now does that mean it will be lame? Hell no! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m going nuts locked inside my own home! I cannot wait to get to my next show. Loser Points from Edmonton, CAN just dropped their new EP, “Games We Play To Hide” via Thousand Islands Records.
Before we begin, I just want to give a quick shout out to the label as we have reviewed quite a few records here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/tag/thousand-islands-records/. It’s probably more than listed; however that was before I understood word tags. We also reviewed Loser Points last album, “Denial And Error” here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2018/12/12/loser-points-denial-error/. It’s no secret that we LOVE our Canadian based bands.
So let’s give, “Games We Play To Hide” a spin! The first track up is in fact titled, “The Games We Play To Hide”. I totally dig the drums on this track. The guitar and bass seem to play off each other complementing each and every hook. Lyrically this song will get burned into your brain. The next song is a personal favorite of mine, “Where Did All My Money Go”. I 100% LOVE this song. Be sure to check out the lyric video below. This song needs a proper music video!
Have you gone to a show, drank a bit too much and spent all your cash? When a relationship ends, it’s best to be with friends at a punk show! This track has serious airplay potential. The next track gets serious with “Tracers”. The tempo is fast with a strong skate punk sound. It’s heavy on bass and drums. The song could easily fit onto a Tony Hawk Proskater soundtrack.
“Tribes” is up next and continues a kick ass skatepunk tune. It’s fast and catchy with deep and powerful lyrics. I personally wonder what will become of the elitists when this Covid crisis blows over. Be sure to eat your local rich person today! The next and final song is “Nostalgia As A Drug”. I love the opening intro riff. The lyrics speak volumes for me. Often when I’m scared or anxious I’ll watch 80’s movies to help calm me down. Yet Hollywood has to go out and piss me off by “Remaking” them. So far the only remake I’ve liked has been, Mad Max: Fury Road.
In closing, Loser Point’s “Games We Play To Hide” is an EP that will only leave you wanting more. The tracks “Games We Play To Hide” and “Where Did My Money Go” have strong potential for landing on the airwaves and popular podcasts. Check em out before they blow up here, https://loserpoints.bandcamp.com/
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Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)
Games We Play To Hide
Where Did All of My Money Go
Nostalgia As a Drug
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