By: Jess Grenier
Park After Dark is a small punk-rock band from Long Island, NY. They’re not your ordinary punk-rock band according to their MySpace. I’d have to agree they are different and I’m not sure if they’re everyone’s cup of tea. After listening to their EP, I really questioned the quality of their recordings and the structures of their songs. Normally, I’m all up for any type of music but after hearing [sharkbear.], I probably wouldn’t look further into this band. There was only one song that I ended up liking but that’s about it.
The first song off of Park After Dark’s EP is titled “Simple Remedy” which is the only song that I found appealing off of it. I really enjoy how the drums start in and how the vocal comes in. The beat is decent to nod you head to and the vocal is nice on your ears. I feel like this is the one “dance-able” song. The following song “I’m Spent” is a bad recording not that its the band’s fault. I really don’t like the how the wording and the music go together in this song either. I only really like the small slow parts.
Track number three “Running on Fumes” is alright. The only thing I found I liked about this song was the guitar in the beginning. This song flows onto the next song Pretending. I don’t have much to say about this song except that the bass line is pretty catchy. Song number five “Between The Bars” which is an Elliot Smith cover, I feel like I can’t say much about this song unless I heard the original to compare it.
1. Simple Remedy
2. I’m Spent
3. Running On Fumes
5. Between The Bars (Elliott Smith Cover)
Similar Artists: Cake, Green Day, Sublime
Favorite Track(s): Simple Remedy
Rating Out of Ten: 4/10