Pop punk band, Super Prime, has recently released their latest EP, “Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out.” The CD can be purchased through their official merch store.
One thing I love about alt-rock bands is that they have a really great sense of humor. But that doesn’t always mean that they are actually funny. Super Prime takes the whole idea of being silly goofball musicians to a whole new level. Their lyrics tell gut-busting stories to the tune of 90s-era pop-punk.
“Hippie Girlfriend” opens the EP and it’s filled with descriptions of what the general population thinks a hippie is. It’s a cute love song (I use that term very loosely) that has the perfect amount of sass and humor, yet doesn’t distract from the fact that the song was a minute of pretty sharp guitar riffs. The short track segues into “Just Like You,” which has the coolest intro. The guitars are mind-blowing, and the vocals in the chorus sound easy, but it takes some lungs to sing like that. I personally love the almost orchestral breakdown at the end with all the guitars intricately interwoven.
“S.O.G.O.” sounds like a typical emo band from 1999 (think Blink-182 or Jimmy Eat World). The guitars try to keep up with the crazy fast drums.It ends with a vocal cliffhanger, with the vocals questioning: “Did you hear me?”
“Song For Gabbi” goes the serious route; just an acoustic song. The pining in the song is rather beautiful, and not whiny. The lyrics themselves are poetic:
I even stand up so tall
You rise to meet me
Gabbi, give me one good reason
You’d rather throw it away
When I’d die to reach you
Look what we’ve done
Finally, is “Vow,” another cute love song, depending on your definition of “cute.” The song is all about being together down to the end of the world. Not to be ignored are the instrumentals in the track; the guitars and drums add to the drama of the song.
Live version of “Vow”:
Super Prime brings back the humor and playfulness of pop punk that been missing since the late 90s. Their sound is fun and they are lyrical geniuses. This album is sure to get you to sing along–or at least, crack a smile.