So the Great White Hope of pop-punk is four masked guys
from Madison, Wisconsin, who sing doo-wop-addled songs about stalking
like some like twisted amalgamation of Chixdiggit and The Mummies?
Yup, or as the boys say, "Stick 'em motherfuckers, I got a knife".
It's amazing that a band with this much raw potential would risk it
all, by playing up the masked stalker angle so heavily ("Every single
day is lonelier than the last/I cried so much I had to wring out my
mask" they sing in "Unrequited Love"). So, while the shtick does limit the
resonance of the oft-clever lyrics, the band's killer sense of melody and controlled arrangements prevail - just listen to "Heart-Shaped Guitar" for proof.
Udate don;t miss this hilarious-but-wildly-inconclusive investigation into the real identities of Masked Intruder here. (Thanks, Biopunk)
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