You sort of have to respect a band that can poke fun of themselves - especially a bunch of young guys who haven’t even graduated high school yet. Our Moms Drove Us Here isn’t only their band name but probably a very real reality for the band members Liam (vocals), Paul (guitar/vocals), Tyler (bass) and Connor (drums).
On the band's recent release Constant Winter they play basic rock/alternative music. Truth be told they sound like a high school band. The music is derivative, not overly complex and sounds like a bunch of dudes jamming out.
The band starts with “Amazing” which sounds similar to ‘90s punk like Green Day and even The Offspring. It revolves around a couple of power chords, a steady bass and drums. Right off the bat the band isn’t quite in the pocket. However the song is relatively catchy but nothing too out of the ordinary with this track.
The lyrics on “Don't Forget About Me” are hilarious considering how young these guys are. He sings “My entire life I've been terrified of winding up alone / Of growing old and having no one / Just me all by myself / I don't want that to happen / Not to anybody / It makes me want to scream this one thing.” Don’t sweat it guys you have plenty of years and relationships left to even start to think about worrying about that. The song is again pretty catchy but whoever is singing will have to work on hitting the right notes especially when going into a high octave,
“Party in the Desert” fares better than the first two songs on the EP. It is more ‘70s punk based which sounds good on them and the vocals are delivered well. It’s another simple song revolving around a couple of distorted power chords. The last song “April 22” is about young love. Break ups, heartbreak the normal stuff young people go crazy about.
The most important thing for Our Moms Drove Us is that they are having fun. That's what high school bands are all about and in fact 99% will be done by college if not sooner so you have to enjoy it while you’re young. That being said you never know what can happen and maybe Our Moms Drove Us Here will continue to improve and one day be able to let their wives drive them to that gig.
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