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Mixtapes: Thought About Growing UpThought About Growing Up (2010)
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It's only been a few months since the lot of us fell in love with Mixtapes courtesy of their near-perfect debut Maps, and they've already returned with Thought about Growing Up, a four-song set chock full of the cut-to-the-chase pop-punk we'd expect from them, with a few new tricks. Much like Map.


It's only been a few months since the lot of us fell in love with Mixtapes courtesy of their near-perfect debut Maps, and they've already returned with Thought about Growing Up, a four-song set chock full of the cut-to-the-chase pop-punk we'd expect from them, with a few new tricks.

Much like Maps began with "Sunrise" and "Maps," TAGU kicks off with a 1-2 punch that's cohesive enough to function as a single track. The piano-heavy "Recently" segues perfectly into the bombastic pop of "Morning Sex and AM Radio," a song that showcases Mixtapes' growth in the form of plodding drum fills and an anthemic chorus.

After the quick, quirky "Poprocks 'n Coke," the band drops a gem in "Sprinkles," another shining example of their rapid growth as songwriters. The hooks are huge, the chorus is infectious and the vocal melodies between Ryan and Maura are wholly solid and memorable. No complaints there.

The way Thought About Growing Up is sequenced would be perfect for a 7" release, so let's hope it's in the cards. Mixtapes deserves it. Let the hype continue to build.

 

 
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coldwaraaron (July 5, 2010)

This band is FUCKING awesome. You want good music? here ya go.

SporadicPunk (June 27, 2010)

Such a great EP! I love this band!

ryanky (June 27, 2010)

the black tie bombers were better

Slazey (June 26, 2010)

Really, really good. Dual vox work great.

Cheesetits (June 26, 2010)

Are these guys 11 years old?

Indecay (June 26, 2010)

Good, catchy EP. I like it.

ozmanx (June 26, 2010)

I liked the last record but there was nothing near-perfect aboot it. It was just a solid effort, nothing more.

allfornot (June 25, 2010)

The greatness of this band cannot be overstated. Sprinkles is one of the best songs this year.

patod (June 25, 2010)

What the fuck is orgcore, this is fucking good>

ashtraymonument (June 25, 2010)

yes yes yes

timorous_me (June 25, 2010)

Great band, great ep.

Rastid (June 25, 2010)

yeah, seriously, this isn't even remotely orgcore........

mikexdude (June 25, 2010)

Chinatown, this sounds nothing like "orgcore."

XchinatownX (June 25, 2010)

No. Typical orgcore shit with terrible lyrics, generic riffs, and lousy vocals.

patod (June 25, 2010)

Best EP of '10.

mcflynnthm (June 25, 2010)

I love this record, and this band. "Sprinkles" is perhaps the best song to be released this year.

Rastid (June 25, 2010)

this band is so amazing. seeing them tonight. maps is the #1 album of the year. word to your mom.

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