PMA Premiere. Pop punk as a genre has been kind of maligned in recent years – an overwhelming association of the term with Hot Topic mall-rock acts like Fall Out Boy might have done the trick – so much so that most music listeners and critics have lost touch with not only the genre’s roots, but with its potential for the kind of limitless, immediate fun sometimes chillwave just can’t give you. Enter Beast Make Bomb, a quartet of NYU kids just young enough to have likely cut their teeth on Good Charlotte in middle school (no shame – I did too) and ingenuous enough to craft a unique niche in a genre that often generates sound-alikes. Part of this ingenuity is the band’s unabashed hearkening to their predecessors, which is why we’re psyched to premiere their cover of ‘90s Seattle pop-punkers Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta.” Frontwoman Ceci Gomez wails like an even brattier Kim Deal; her band’s background chug is relentless and danceable; the whole package will be stuck in your head for the rest of your life. Helps that it comes with an awesome DIY stop-motion video, too. Check it out.
Check out more from Beast Make Bomb at their Bandcamp.