The US new wave quartet Casual Friday release the LP Quarter Life Crisis this year.
Introduced in 2015 next appearing in the 2016 New Year Ninety Chart, the interminable delay in a follow-up is less to do with them not releasing material rather my own inability to keep up with emails – though with great fortune I have finally got my act together to discover a band who have tautened everything up to a perspiration inducing soundtrack.
Released yesterday was the first track from the album – Self Destruct – a song which finds them with a far more compressed sound and my initial experience on hitting play may serve as a lesson I have learnt to pass on to you – before hitting play – ensure you have the speakers hassling that elusive ‘volume 11’ setting and make sure you have cleared plenty of space around you – I didn’t do the latter and ended up with bruised shins and scattered furniture all over the shop.
There is a refreshed website to reflect of their development.
For some readers the 1st will be drawing to a close, for others it won’t yet have started. Where-ever you are on the cycle, thank you for taking the time to read the site and listen to the music and hope you enjoy the year ahead.
Kyle Frasca (Guitar / Vocals), Keith Carroll (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Cengiz Najarian (Bass / Vocals) and Adam Tonner (Drums) from New Jersey in the USA form the indie-pop band of Casual Friday.
There is an engaging tonality to Casual Friday that can’t help but captivate the imagination as the quartet add fizz to the anodyne. Populist Prosecco bubbles are distilled with drips of acidic lyric as the band takes a new look at the label led pink froth of the likes of Green Day and invests it with a parodying reflective which is amongst a myriad of reasons I should not be recommending you spend any time with the material – surprisingly I find myself toe-tapping around the room in joyful abandon.
Casual Friday is able to take the white-picket fences of suburbia and pencil in graffiti that captivates as much as it polarises and much like opposites attract, so I find myself thinking you too will find a sense of pleasure by getting to know of the band.
Perhaps it is a generational gap but when a band chooses as a reference point of major label – ‘leashed rebels’ as a starting point, who in turn were a pale parody of the genre they wish to be associated, I am saddened. However not withstanding, I get the feeling that when Casual Friday drop the Corporatism there is a striking out-put just waiting to be unleashed that will remind more of The Ramones, rather than the plastic PR of Blink-182 and for this reason – I do recommend getting to know the band in their early days.