Logan’s Ferry is a pop punk band from Pittsburg, PA consisting of Dave MacMurchy, Wil Ren, Joel Warchol and Tom Obusek. Come What May is their second EP and draws influences from bands like Green Day and Blink 182. Their sound is fun and upbeat with punk beats and intense vocals.
The album started with “Convinced” which instantly conjured up memories of the late ’90s hits of Blink 182. They definitely have the pop punk vibe on point with fast paced fun beats and singing/talking vocals. The song is full of angst and invoked images of party scenes from teen movies. The vocal harmonies on the very catchy chorus worked really well and hinted at some pretty creative writing talent.
“Jr” was a little more intense and chaotic and super short at only a little over a minute long. It was a little harder to understand the lyrics on this one and the vocals sounded a little muffled. “Breath” was slower and more intimate. The vocals were much more subdued and focused. I enjoyed the sweet and endearing lyrics about young love. The song had a very youthful feel. It reminded me of summer in high school where every emotion is raw and intense and your whole world is wrapped up in your feelings for one person.
“No Good” picked up the pace again with quick rhythmic drum beats and lots of rock guitar. The vibe was fun and contagious and again reminded me of the pop punk glory days of the late ‘90s. The final song “Neighborhoods” was a nice blend of the intensity of the first couple of songs and the slower nostalgic feel of “Breath” which made it my favorite track on the album.
Come What May is an entertaining album. Logan’s Ferry is obviously a group of talented young musicians with a passion for what they do. They’ve definitely found their sound, although I do think a little more originality as far as vocal melodies and arrangement would go a long way in distinguishing themselves from other similar bands. The youthful innocent vibe that comes across so strongly in their tracks is definitely something I hope they keep, even as their sound evolves.
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