AntiSocial Surf Club is a band from Ontario, Canada that have had a number of different band names over the years. Apparently, they are more settled now and have core members and aren’t changing their name again.
The band released Peace and Quiet which is short (under ten minutes) EP but a boatload of fun. I laughed when I read their description. It said, “it’s like if Greenday was the Beach Boys.” Well by that logic wouldn’t they just be The Beach Boys. Ok I’m being pedantic. They mix Beach Boys flavor with some punk which is about right. All the songs are ridiculously catchy and the music feels youthful and sort of coming of age.
They get cracking with “Dancing Alone” and they do in fact talk about being young. And when I say young I mean 20’s which is a fun part of life where anything seems possible. That type of free energy is apparent in the song. It’s loose and really fun. The band is really tight as well. There is a breakdown section which sounds very much like Green Day but when they get back into the verse they do sort of have that surf vibe going on.
“25 and Sunny” is a lot of fun as well. I was actually reminded of Vampire Weekend on the verse but there is a lot of that pop punk flavor as well. The guitars patterns are hypnotic on this song and the subdued vocal harmonies really lift the lead vocal.
The band closes with “Peace and Quiet” and they seem to be celebrating that they are twenty years old. Ok, well I felt pretty old listening to this track but nonetheless I have some fond memories of being that age.
The band is a blast and this EP is a short but repeatable ride. I’m looking forward to hearing more.
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