There’s a new band in town, and they have an awesome name. Erotic Novels is Shannon Perez, Chris Tull, and drummer Bobby C., hailing from New Brunswick, and they pack a punch with their garage-rock sound!
Their first official release, an EP appropriately titled Debut, is available to the public for purchase, and it’s definitely one worth checking out. Debut is a 5-track album that gives the listeners a pretty good idea of what to expect from Erotic Novels in the future.
Check out the tracklist below!
1. Maiming Faces
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Revenge Therapy
4. Out West On My Own
5. I’m Not Willing
My music taste ranges all over the place, but occasionally I do love the heavy rock sound that Erotic Novels brings with this album. Sometimes I just like to put on a song with a thrashing guitar and let the music wash over me and pump me up. This album has some really good instrumentals of the sort that make you want to jump around and flip your hair.
Erotic Novels makes that kind of music.
The song “Out West On My Own” was likened to The Runaways by The Key on xpn.org, and I’d have to agree. Not just for that song in particular, but the whole band. Erotic Novels has a sound that’s similar to some popular bands of punk rock, and the vocals do remind me of the distinctive sounds of Cherie Currie and Joan Jett, which I really dig. Anything that reminds me of Joan Jett is good. Joan is the queen. My favorite song of the 5 on the album is “Hocus Pocus,” followed by “Revenge Therapy.”
“Hocus Pocus” has a guitar melody that I really like, and there’s something about it that makes it stand out from the rest. I feel like this music is something Kat Stratford from 10 Things I Hate About You would listen to. In other words, it’s great. It’s the best kind of angsty punk rock.
Overall, I’d give this album a 5 out of 5.
They get extra points for their cover art (anybody else recognize the handsome Fabio? The first time I ever saw Fabio was on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. God, I miss that show). And they also get extra points for their name, because I mean, come on. Erotic Novels. I love that name.
Check out a streaming sample of Debut above, and you can purchase the full album for an affordable price on Bandcamp. Be sure to keep an eye out for any more releases from Erotic Novels in the future!
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