Sometimes it's nice to just rock out to an album. Or should I say RAWK out! Enter Blacktop Mourning.
No Regret is the debut release by the young band Blacktop Mourning; it is also the debut release from Tyrannosaurus Records, a new label founded by Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz. Not only has Duritz chosen Blacktop Mourning for his label's first release (which came out May 15th), he also helped produce it as well as provide some background lyrics on a few tracks. With such support, it's no surprise that the album has received some fairly heavy publicity, through MySpace and especially on MTV.
Hailing from Chicago, the band is headed up by Max Steger, the 18 year old who plays lead guitar for the band as well as being responsible for writing and arranging all of the songs on the album. What does the album sound like you might ask? Like I said before, they get a lot of play on MTV. If that statement turns you off, I'm guessing you're probably not going to like the album. IF, on the other hand, you can enjoy some power-punk-rock music that's heavy in sound if not deep in intracacies, this album might be what you've been looking for while you've been driving around on these first hot days of summer with the windows down. Consider it a mix between the frenzied riffs of Blink-182 and the sugary-sweet vocals of Third Eye Blind, accept it as an album to listen to for fun, and rawk on!
Blacktop Mourning - Future's Gone : No Regret
Blacktop Mourning - Hardly Recognize : No Regret
Blink-182 - The Party Song : Enema of the State
Third Eye Blind - Narcolepsy : Third Eye Blind