Big Scary Monsters (2010)
Post-hardcore-tinged indie. Or maybe it’s more like indie-tinged post-hardcore? Whatever. It doesn’t suck, which is what’s important. Despite an almost spindly sound, there’s definitely a backbone of basement shows and singalongs in Grown Ups‘ More Songs, which sets this band above a lot of others. I like it when a hidden strength like that is there in bands, focused into precision that manages to not fall into ridiculous guitar prog-noodling, melody and passion. It’s what I love about Fugazi, who channel their own hardcore backgrounds with their various musical tastes to create something unique.
Grown Ups are definitely going for the same thing here, and I like it. You should to, if you know what’s good for you.