Something's Wrong - Something's Wrong [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)
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Something's Wrong

Something's Wrong: Something's Wrong [7 inch]

Something's Wrong [7 inch] (2007)

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A band that breaks up this early rarely leaves behind much documentation of their existence. So far I think that I am officially "bummed" that Something's Wrong called it a day. Their split with the also-defunct Shorebirds was a fun time and I was looking forward to hearing more. Oh well. This re...

A band that breaks up this early rarely leaves behind much documentation of their existence. So far I think that I am officially "bummed" that Something's Wrong called it a day. Their split with the also-defunct Shorebirds was a fun time and I was looking forward to hearing more. Oh well.

This release features dueling female and male-fronted punk rock in the vein of their split-mates Shorebirds and countless other bands doing the vaguely throwback thing lately that harkens to the days of East Bay punk rock dominating whatever "scene" you think of. It's a quick release, with two tracks on Side A and one on Side B. "Ghost Bike" feels like it could have easily been their shout-along track, complete with Hot Water Music whoa-ohs รก la "Wayfarer" and some easily intuitive shouts along the way. Sad subject matter and sad lyrics often bring out the best bands and that's true here. "Mama Said" is a super positive track about leaving what you don't need behind you even when it's tough. Shouted female vocals dominate, bringing Side A to a close. Side B's track, "Spring Again" continues the positive trend, with a shade of regret underneath. It's all wrapped up in galloping guitars and a general feeling of photocopied zines and cutoff jean shorts in the summertime.

It's a super-solid release from what was a promising band. Back to the hills of Asheville, North Carolina they retreat, hopefully emerging with new acts soon.