Punknews.org
Banquets / Mayflower - Split [cassette] (Cover Artwork)

Banquets / Mayflower

Banquets / Mayflower: Split [cassette]Split [cassette] (2011)
Black Numbers / Shouting Street

Reviewer Rating: 4
User Rating:


Contributed by: kirafacekiraface
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Preceding the debut full-length Top Button, Bottom Shelf, New Jersey's Banquets has released a split with New York's Mayflower. Released in early July 2011, the short run was put out by Black Numbers in a tape format, and within two weeks all 150 copies were spoken for. With only six tracks in to.


Preceding the debut full-length Top Button, Bottom Shelf, New Jersey's Banquets has released a split with New York's Mayflower. Released in early July 2011, the short run was put out by Black Numbers in a tape format, and within two weeks all 150 copies were spoken for.

With only six tracks in total, it's a great example of how incredibly relevant both of these bands are. Both bands cover all the bases for what a great punk band with pop tendencies should have, complete with gang vocals, catchy and fast guitars, and vocals that are sung and not yelled.

There has been some talk and comparisons about Banquets and the Gaslight Anthem, and whereas I don't think that it's 100% off-base, I wouldn't say it's spot-on either. This might be just me, and I'm certainly not complaining, but Banquets' track "Unforgiven V" is a little reminiscent of New Found Glory's "2's and 3's" (at least in the first 10-20 seconds of each song).

Mayflower is a little faster and a little more straight-up punk. Like Banquets, they display great musicianship and versatility. A fun treat is the cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Travelin' Band".

Honestly, one of the best things I think about this release is that it sounds like they're both having fun. With choruses about sexy ghosts and covers of CCR–how could you not? You may have not been lucky enough to score a tape (or like me, not even have anything to play a tape on), and with currently no formal plans to release in another format, just sit tight until August 23 for Top Button, Bottom Shelf; should be a lot of fun.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Hot Water Music - Forever and CountingDillinger Four - Situationist ComedyPropagandhi - How To Clean EverythingThe Lawrence Arms - Apathy and ExhaustionOperation Ivy - Operation IvyKid Dynamite - Kid DynamiteBanquets - Top Button, Bottom ShelfLifetime - Jersey's Best DancersNone More Black - This Is SatireLook Mexico - Real Americans Spear It

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
atomicderailer (August 24, 2011)

Also get the 4 Way Transatlantic Split 7" . It's got a Mayflower song not found on their other releases. You can order both releases plus some other shit from mayflower.bigcartel.com.

motorsport226 (August 2, 2011)

It's not sold out dude, I just picked one up.

http://blacknumbers.limitedpressing.com/products/10892

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go