Admittedly, I have a soft-spot for New York/Long Island pop-punk. Iron Chic is a band that has proven that they are no exception to this rule. Iron Chic showed a ton of promise with their initial demo release and was hailed by some as the band that might keep Long Island pop-punk alive. I think those some were right.
Shitty Rambo, the 7" EP release from 2009 showcases a mid-tempo and super melodic sound that translates as well to studio recordings as any punk you will hear. The lyrics are well written, the singing dynamic, and the guitar parts memorable enough to not pass off as just another 3 chord band. Honestly, to me, this is one of those bands that sounds poppy and slickly produced enough while still remaining loyal to the slightly harder sounds of punk that could unite and be enjoyed by both kids who enjoy Brand New/Taking Back Sunday as well as Latterman/Small Arms Dealers. Really great stuff here.
Iron Chic - Don't Tell Me Stupid, Don't Show Me Fuck You
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