If you’re looking for exuberant, high-energy, pop-punk well look no further than Bronx quartet, The City Strikes Back. Their debut EP, We Will Live Forever is six tracks (including the amped up, harmonious opener “Before I Depart”) of everything you love about pop punk; guitar distortions, heavy drumming, and exceptional chord progressions. Each track blends seamlessly into the next leaving the listener amped up and wanting more. Aside from the fun, boisterous melodies, I really like the theme of positivity and perseverance in their lyrics.
Stand out tracks are: “Redbull Gave Me Wings,” “MyFriends Were Right,” and “Coastlines.”
If you’re a fan of New Found Glory or Hit The Lights, you are sure to like The City Strikes Back. For more information, check out the band on MySpace.