Either/Or Records (2010)
There’s something to be said for the 90’s.
I-91, a really good little EP from Massachusetts’ Maker, is straight-up 90’s. A refreshing mix of snotty-voiced pop punk and East Coast melodic hardcore, there’s a lot of potential in here that I really want to hear more of.
I love bands that are reaching back and are influenced by that era, the time when I was getting into punk rock and hardcore and that is, at least in my mind, a little maligned when it comes to independent music. Maker wear these influences a little too obviously on their sleeves, but with a little bit more time under their belts they could be amazing. I’m stoked to hear more from them.