Danger Club (Alternative Rock/Pop Punk) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5/6/17 - Daly's Irish Pub - Philadelphia, PA
"The Good Times Are Over" Album Review
The Philadelphia music scene over the years has been thriving with more and more up and coming bands taking aim at more and more listeners with the high quality of music they're pumping out. Some would even say that Philly has the hottest scene right now. With local acts such as Modern Baseball and The Wonder Years catapulting the scene even higher, Danger Club is looking to join the fray to take the Philly scene to an even higher level. The introduction track "The Unraveling Of All Things" opens up the album an uplifting fashion that aims to wake up the senses. "PANIC" kicks off right away and brings with it a highly infectious chorus and awesome vocals that'll get the listener singing along in no time. The track has that slight Pop Punk style that features some breakdowns and high energy riffs at times. "The Blinking Light On Top Of The Mountain" opens up in an almost emo fashion with its Mewithoutyou type sound which then gives way to more Pop Punk tendencies and brings to mind Knuckle Puck. "Eater Of Worlds" starts off with a breakdown that'll get the live crowd jumping along in no time. The track is a little harder than the previous tracks but boy does it shine. The riffs and catchy appeal of the track is off the charts. "Arsonists" takes the pace down a notch at times but still features the explosive choruses that helps keep the energy at a high clip. "A Muted Summer" is a track that the listener won't soon forget. It has a ton of layers to it and is catchy as hell as a result. "I'm Not In This For Your Revolution" is a Pop Punk track through and through and should be on every Pop Punk fans playlist. The guitar solo on the track is even bonkers! "The Seaward" is a single off the album and it delivers. It wastes no time in bringing their ultra catchy sound to even higher levels. It's a track that should be heard immediately and brings to mind the more high energy tracks of Weezer. "Waiting For Nothing" is five minutes of pure Danger Club bliss. They really know how to captivate the listener with their sound and it's on full display with this track. "You Are An Anthem" has a more Rock ballad feel to it. The lighters will be out during the live show if they performed this track for sure. It's a highly emotional track and is a true gem.
The closer "Ghosts And Machines" fires on all cylinders and doesn't hold back. The track is just as infectious as the previous ten tracks and that is a true feat. This entire album is just hit after hit and should be in everyone's' collection for a long time to come.
Danger Club has an album here that seamlessly blends the genres of Alternative Rock, Pop Punk and Emo.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Danger Club” and is there any meaning behind it?
The name came about while we were on a trip to New York with our old band. Jake and Mark were reading a Goosebumps book, one of the give yourself goosebumps ones, and the characters were in a club called "Danger, Inc." So we changed it to Danger Club and once we formed this band, it stuck.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from the "Good Times Are Over" album?
The album is meant to be a document of a moment in time; there's been so much injustice and anger and violence in the US over the last few years, and the album is almost a release valve for that. The themes of paranoia and hope run parallel in it, because there is much to be worried and anxious about, but also much to look forward to and be hopeful for. I would hope listeners would tap into that feeling, and harness it, and use it to rise up against the tidal wave of hatred and fear and divisiveness that we're all living in, to resist it and fight back. The final track, "Ghosts And Machines", is explicitly tied up in all the songs previous to it, and ends with the message "We can resist and defy." If any message can be taken from the album, it's that: this is a battle we can win, we just have to have hope and fight.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
People can expect energy, musicianship, fun, and maybe a little catharsis. We like to have fun on stage, without sacrificing the quality of the music; we'll throw a cover in every so often too, just to keep people guessing. We definitely love when the crowd sings along, especially the gang vocal parts.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
I would say either "Eater Of Worlds" or "I'm Not In This For Your Revolution", as both are high energy and get the crowd pumped up, while still having sing along and gang vocals parts.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
No question, The Wonder Years would be number one. I think Coheed and Cambria would also be a great fit, and Modern Baseball.
6. Any crazy show stories?
Nothing really crazy as of yet, but there's always time to make some in the future.
7. What’s your take on the current state of alternative rock?
Alternative rock is such a wide umbrella, it's not even a fair comparison to make anymore. There's radio ready pop alt-rock like Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World, versus older style indie rock like Cursive or Bright Eyes, versus pop punk like The Wonder Years and Modern Baseball, versus emo like You Blew It! and American Football, versus versus versus... There are so many options and avenues to take, that each band ends up becoming a genre in and unto itself. So let's shatter the notion of genre and just have "good bands" and "good music" and leave it at that. Labels and indentifiers are nice, but they shouldn't define who or what a band is.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Pennsylvania both locally and state wide?
Local bands are like family, we all look out and help each other as best as we can. There are definitely a lot of different bands and venues in the area, spread across the Philadelphia area.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
It's a fact of life now; that ship has sailed, as far as I'm concerned. In fact, I think it's an outdated worry at this point, as the current trend is towards a dual future of streaming options and boutique vinyl. The convenience of being able to use Spotify/Pandora/Apple Music and have almost any song/artist available at any time, versus the true hardcore fan who wants the special edition vinyl with multiple limited color pressings and the bonus booklet; that is the ultimate future. Utility or novelty.
10. What’s next for Danger Club?
We just released a holiday single "A Holiday In Flavortown" towards the end of December, which was received very well by everyone; next would be upcoming gigs, and continuing working on new songs for the next album. I'm trying to make it a concept album/rock opera, but we'll see how that goes.
11. Any shoutouts?
Big ups to Eternal Boy (formerly the Spacepimps) and Automatic 253, they're all bros to the max. Also: check out www.nicoledisco.com for any photographic needs; she shot our album cover, and it's super baller.