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Lovesick Saints - Dia De Los Muertos

by Brian Lange. Rating:6 Release Date:2014-06-19

Born in 2007 in Chandler AZ, Lovesick Saints was formed by Tom Holliday on guitar/vocals, his brother Davy Joe, and Sun Yun. Initially mixing old-school country with old-school punk rock, Lovesick Saints eventually evolved the rhythm-driven, alt-punk rock sound they have today, with current members Holliday, Christian Howell on the drums and Jarrod Olson on bass. 

Although heavily influenced by early punk pioneers such as The Ramones and The Clash, Lovesick Saints continues to push forward, incorporating fundamental punk music principles with messages about life's ups and downs. For the young American audiences, one might draw comparisons to the stylings of Green Day, Offspring, Mxpx or Pennywise. 

This album is definitely a throwback to the youthful days of the late 90s and early 00s, when this upbeat poppy punk was so prevalent. But these guys are having fun, and you can hear it in the recordings. Take songs like 'Sick and Broken' and 'War Story', super happy-go-lucky tracks which make you just want to get up and get into a mosh circle with a bunch of your mates and forget about school, responsibility, and your parents. 

Maybe Lovesick Saints were just born in the wrong generation, because had they existed during the heyday of Social Distortion or Bad Religion they might have been just as successful.

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