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“We put a lot of thought into being able to tell stories with these songs,” says Jen Razavi who, along with Poli van Dam, founded The Bombpops in 2007. Together, Razavi and van Dam became the band’s backbone, writing songs that highlighted their dual guitar attack and were carried by their pitch-perfect vocal harmonies. It’d take the band a decade to release their first full-length album, but 2017’s Fear of Missing Out was a perfect distillation of everything they’d been working toward. And now, with the Dear Beer EP, they’re proving that there’s plenty more where that came from. The four new tracks that make up Dear Beer are as distinct as they are powerful. “The song ‘Dear Beer’ was collectively everyone in the band’s favorite song,” says Razavi, and it’s easy to see why. Where Fear of Missing Out saw Razavi and van Dam throwing out pointed lyrical jabs, Dear Beer ups the introspection. Make no mistake, there’s still a bit of bile getting spit up, but there’s just the right amount of levity mixed in. It’s what allows these songs to work as stories, ones that are resonant for the band members, and will surely hit home for anyone who plays Dear Beer all the way through. “I love a song where the lyrics tell a story, and although I may have never experienced anything like what is happening in that story, the song allows me to put myself in that person’s place,” says Razavi. The Dear Beer EP finds unity in the thematic elements of each song, as each one sees The Bombpops offering up personal anecdotes and crafting songs that have, as Razavi and van Dam intended, a narrative arc. It’s seen in “Dear Beer,” where they swear off drinking alone and vow to stop being “a fucking downer,” a mantra that enables them to cut out the source of the toxicity without a second thought. But even when it gets a little heavy, The Bombpops find ways to make it all feel uplifting. “‘Dear Beer’ and ‘Turn up the Thermostat’ are particularly dark,” says Razavi, “They’re a bit self-loathing and reflect on negative experiences.” While the lyrics on Dear Beer are culled from difficult experiences, The Bombpops use their buoyant music to push back against the things weighing them down. And of course, it doesn’t hurt that they throw in just the right amount of self-deprecation to keep themselves from ever making it too much of a bummer. “We intentionally put those lyrics to playful, poppy melodies. It weirdly has a therapeutic effect in the long run,” says Razavi. “Making them light and playful makes the thing that seemed so dramatic to us at the time something to laugh about now.” That balance between the series and the lighthearted is what makes Dear Beer not just the logical evolution of The Bombpops sound, but also the start of a new chapter for the band. It may have taken them a decade to release their first album, but as Dear Beer proves, the wind is at their back, and nothing is going to keep them down.

Heimatstadt: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Punk

Songs in der Playlist

Death In Venice Beach (2020)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
Blood Pact 29.03.2020 10.05.2024 27
Can't Come Clean 12.04.2020 15.06.2023 22
Dearly Departed 30.03.2020 18.03.2024 23
Double Arrows Down 30.03.2020 22.05.2024 24
House On Fire 01.04.2020 01.01.2024 16
In The Doghouse 26.03.2020 09.01.2024 25
Notre Dame 06.04.2020 09.02.2024 22
Radio Silence 04.04.2020 26.07.2023 27
Sad To Me 10.04.2020 18.10.2022 20
Southbound Stranger 27.03.2020 14.01.2024 34
Stories Down 26.03.2020 30.12.2023 32
Zero Remorse 04.04.2020 07.06.2023 18

V.A. Red Scare Industries - 15 Years Of Tears And Beers (2019)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
East And West 17.10.2019 20.03.2024 28

Dear Beer (2018)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
Dear Beer 25.04.2018 20.11.2023 62
I Call Bullshit 22.04.2018 10.01.2023 45
Polluted Skies 27.04.2018 03.05.2024 35
Turn Up The Thermostat 25.04.2018 05.10.2023 47

Fear Of Missing Out (2017)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
All In A Day's Lurk 20.02.2017 05.02.2024 42
Be Sweet 23.03.2017 21.02.2024 37
Brake Lights 23.02.2017 29.07.2023 42
Ca In July 27.02.2017 08.03.2024 41
Capable Of Lies 18.02.2017 05.12.2023 50
Fomo 25.02.2017 21.04.2024 52
Forever Since 26.02.2017 26.04.2024 35
I Can't 20.02.2017 03.01.2024 43
Jerk 21.02.2017 22.09.2023 44
Marry. Fuck. Kill 21.02.2017 27.03.2024 40
Sweet For Sorrow 22.02.2017 11.07.2023 47
Watch Me Fold 04.03.2017 24.04.2024 42