The SpacePimps - Stuck Here Forever
Record Label – Unsigned
Release – June 8th, 2010
“2003 is the only time that ever made sense to me.
Four chords, a punk rock show and we were good to go.”
2003 seems a far cry from today’s music scene, buried in techno-driven beats or overtaken by nonsensical lyrics of little to no value. But Pittsburgh’s The SpacePimps are in for a little bit of time travel, back to ’03 when pop-punk was first making an emergence onto the scene with bands like New Found Glory, Sugarcult, Simple Plan, and Good Charlotte; nevermind when Blink 182 and Green Day were at their prime.
It’s hard to pin-point a band or two that most resembles this Pennsylvania three-piece, as they show a reflection of so many similarities across their genre’s spectrum: from The Wonder Years to MxPx, from Blink-182 to Allister. In fact, it just speaks to The Space Pimps ability to ultimately encompass the ideals of pop-punk in a way that is uniquely their own in all its variations. You won’t ever find the need to press the skip button on this gem of a release.
This is music for the realists. The melody’s got that Warped Tour tinge of summer to it, but the lyrics are free from heartbroken tears and whiny grasps for girls. Flip over to a fan favorite, “The Downside of Growing Up” for three minutes of fast-paced nostalgic brilliance. As difficult as it is to grow and evolve from childhood on, don’t ever let yourself forget that “there’s more to life than what they made it out to be.”
Interspersing winding guitars, jogging drums, bouncing basslines, and the occasional gang vocal, The SpacePimps have compiled a CD for the music-adoring masses. I don’t know about you, but one song after another of pure pop-punk adrenaline certainly have me pulling out my scuffed Chucks and jumping in the car for a solid rocking-out-at-the-stoplights soundtrack.
Seriously, get in on this band before they hit the mainstream.