Friday, July 8, 2011

Music Reviews: About The Mess - "Anthem Of Imperfection"

After a long 5 year rest, Chicago is brewing up some great new underground music again. And leading the pack is About The Mess, who's studio debut EP "Anthem Of Imperfection" is set to hit the streets shortly. 

You can pre-order the vinyl and digital download HERE.

Hot on the heels of their first EP, the live "Give Me The Mic, I'm Drunk Already", "Anthem" continues with the bands catchy, yet original, style of Chicago punk rock.

"Story To Tell" is the magnum force of the EP, which showcases singer/guitarist Joe Mizzi's strong vocals. With amazing playing and great background vocals by guitarist Mike Carlson, bassist Jack Dee and drummer Mark Gustafson, this song will have you singing along in no time.

Mizzi has a wonderful way of bringing the songs to life without sounding generic. He makes you believe in what he's singing. Which is the mark of, not only a great songwriter, but performer as well.

Other notable, soon to be classic, tunes are "Janie" and "Shitty Beers And Pissing On Bedroom Floors". I'm not sure if the latter is autobiographical or not. But I'm sure some people will be able to relate to it in one way or another.

Actually, the same could probably be said for all the songs on this stellar EP. These are songs that most of us can relate to. Lost love, boredom and trying to find acceptance in a judgmental society.

This isn't trying to be something it's not. It's modern music for the everyday person

4 ½ / 5 Stars

Check out About The Mess live!
Fri, July 22 @ Cobra Lounge, Chicago, IL

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