Influenced by the likes of pop-punk heavyweights such as The Queers and The Methadones – not to mention the sweet sounds of legends like Buddy Holly and Richie Valens – The Scutches has been the primary songwriting vehicle for Vincenzo Hoffer (guitar, bass, vocals) and Rich da Silva (drums, backup vocals) over the course of the last decade. Hoffer has also spent time in The Sheckies and The Guts amongst others, but the duo has still managed to churn out a steady flow of EPs and full-lengths as The Scutches since 2002. You can check out a few previous releases here.
"Ten Songs, Ten Years" is an virtual pop-punk classic in every way; from the instantly memorable choruses and undeniably infectious harmonies to the propulsive rhythm section that pushes along the blissful power-chord buzz of the guitars. The lyrics cover standard themes of love and heartbreak and just about everything in between, but Hoffer’s clever songwriting is delivered with just the right combination of sincerity and bite, keeping things interesting and fun throughout the album’s 26 minute run time. There’s nothing complicated about "Ten Songs, Ten Years" but that won’t keep this pop-punk gem it from finding a permanent spot in your collection next to other great records from the genre’s forefathers and contemporaries alike.
released May 29, 2012
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