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Worriers

Worriers

Survival Pop

SideOneDummy Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Brooklyn, New York pop-punk band Worriers has been going strong for over six years since The Measure [SA] called it a day.  Front woman Lauren Denitzio has since made the project a natural next step, with a lineup featuring the likes of Mikey Erg, Lou Hanman and Audrey Zee Whitesides, ensuring that each song is catchy and fun.  The formula is simple and buoyant – bubbly in a four-chord pop-punk kind of way without surrendering ambition.  For Worriers second full length, Survival Pop, Denitzio capitalizes on her calm and collected intonation, making for a warm and inviting listen.

Survival Pop comes across like a warm cup of cocoa.  Whereas labelmate Alison Weiss beams like a ray of sunshine on a sunny day,  Worriers warms listeners from the inside out.  The flame flickers to life with opener “My 85th Rodeo,” an unassuming little piece of pop-rock with plenty of fun little hooks built from simple riffs and steady melody.  To force a comparison, think Cayetana with a little more pep.  “Possibility” echos such a jovial zest, capitalizing on the hopeful insight of the chorus line, “in between anxiety and hindsight.”  “Gaslighter” follows with a far more down to earth appeal.  Predicated upon the sound of Denitzio’s vocals and mellow guitar chords, the song raises the stakes during the chorus only to retract to a darker corner for each following verse.  It fits the band’s self-reflective mandate while maintaining a great balance against quicker paced songs like “Best Fear / Worst Fantasy.”  Speaking of the latter, the band’s fast paced approach to witty identity affirming songwriting shines through in cheeky little lines like “I hope I never have any children, I hope they have many many.”  In a way, this line summarizes the album’s general sense of internal tension lurking just below the surface.

Overall, Worriers offer a strong but safe album.  Survival Pop’s underlying warmth depicts a band that is comfortable in their own skin, willing to share what typically amounts to private thoughts in an accessible and relatable way.  Worriers way not reinvent the wheel, but they roll along confidently nonetheless.  Those with an appreciation for humble and catchy pop-punk will find Survival Pop an easy choice.

Video: Worriers – The Possibility

WorriersPolitical pop-punk band Worriers – featuring members of The Measure [SA], Caves and The Ergs – has premiered a new music video from their SideOneDummy Records debut.  The disc is titled Survival Pop and dropped on September 29, 2018.  The album follows their 2015 full length album, Imaginary Life, available on Don Giovanni Records.  

Watch the full video below.

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Worriers – Gaslighter

WorriersPolitical pop-punk band Worriers – featuring members of The Measure [SA], Caves and The Ergs – has premiered a new song from their SideOneDummy Records debut.  The disc will be titled Survival Pop and is set to drop on September 29, 2018.  The album follows their 2015 full length album, Imaginary Life, available on Don Giovanni Records.  

Listen to the new song “Gaslighter” here.  Pre-orders are live.

Thin Lips Announce US Tour With Worriers

Thin Lips Worriers Tour 17Philadelphia shredders Thin Lips have announced a tour this fall with Worriers, including dates at The Fest in Gainesville, FL. Thin Lips are touring in support of their 2016 release Riff Hard, that is available on physical and digital formats via Lame-O Records, Thin Lips are currently working on their new album that is slated to be released in 2018.

Riff Hard can be purchased digitally here and physically here

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Worriers Announce New LP; Stream First Track

WorriersPolitical pop-punk band Worriers – featuring members of The Measure [SA], Caves and The Ergs – has joined up with SideOneDummy Records for the release of their next LP.  The disc will be titled Survival Pop and is set to drop on September 29, 2018.  The album follows their 2015 full length album, Imaginary Life, available on Don Giovanni Records.  

Listen to the new song “The Possibility” below.  Pre-orders are live.

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Worriers – Future Me

WorriersPolitical pop-punk band Worriers – featuring members of The Measure [SA], Caves and The Ergs – has premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Future Me” and will appear on their forthcoming SideOneDummy Records debut, which will follow their 2015 full length album, Imaginary Life, available on Don Giovanni Records

Listen to the song below.

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Video: Worriers – Chasing

WorriersPolitical pop-punk band Worriers – featuring members of The Measure [SA], Caves and The Ergs – has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Chasing” off of their debut full length album, Imaginary Life, released earlier in August Don Giovanni Records

Watch the video here courtesy Stereogum.

The record follows 2013’s Cruel Optimist EP and was produced by Laura Jane Grance of Against Me! and recorded/mixed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, Against Me!).

Stream: Worriers – Imaginary Life

WorriersPolitical pop-punk band Worriers – featuring members of The Measure [SA], Caves and The Ergs – will be releasing their debut full length album, Imaginary Life, on August 7th through Don Giovanni Records. The record follows 2013’s Cruel Optimist EP and was produced by Laura Jane Grance of Against Me! and recorded/mixed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, Against Me!).

The twelve tracks of political punk anthems formed around the signature vocal style of Lauren Denitzio is currently streaming in its entirety at NPR’s First Listen. 

In support of the new record, Worriers are set for an album release show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on August 7 with support from Adult Mom, Fleabite, and more.

   

Worriers – Made to Mend

Newly formed group, Worriers (featuring Lauren from The Measure, and Mike from Night Birds), spent time recording their debut EP in February where they recorded 4 songs ,three of which will be on Past Lives EP, and the other the band will be giving away.  The release will be in the form of a 7″ for No Idea Records.

The band is giving away “Made to Mend” for free on their bandcamp page.