‘Garbage People’ by The Bummers is janky, melodic punk rock with an interesting lyrical premise. The song is “is about future humans living in their own trash,” the band says. This simple, kind of comical take clearly has more serious environmental undertones. It’s nice to see a band with a conscience that has the musical chops to back it up. Vocally, these guys are really on the mark. The frontman’s straightforward approach and tender way with words is really engaging. Lyrically, it’s nice to see a group coming from a post-hardcore or melo-punk background changing things up a little bit. This is kind of sad, but it’s refreshingly unpersonal. Behind the words, some complex, dueling guitar strumming creates a heavily layered effect most emo bands would kill for. And of course, under everything, an unrelenting rhythm section gives the melodies a rock solid sonic platform to lay on. These guys really know what they’re doing. Check out ‘Garbage People’ below!
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