Imagine time-traveling back to the early 2000’s in pop rock; when punk-y bands like Brand New were being tossed into the mainstream MTV shuffle. Those were the days for sincere pop rock: hooky chords, creative energy, repeated choruses and new approaches. The boys in the Philly-based Luther have achieved just that in their latest, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else.
The catchy melody of first track, “The Concrete Sound” pulls you into the album effortlessly. The situational lyrics alone can hook any twenty-something for all thirty-two minutes of their eleven-track LP.
Somewhere weaves in themes that tug at sentimental heartstrings and echo the pop-punk days before them, with each track bringing a different element to the album’s overall effect.
The infectious swing of “A Calm”, the artful lyrics and hefty guitars of “The Second Star” and the youthful sincerity of “Sunset, Sugar” are ripe for the repeat-listening. Toss a track onto your next mix-tape and dive into memories of younger years and lesser cares.
32 PROSPECT ST.