The latest release from Boston/New Hampshire's Mister Vertigo certainly doesn't sound like anything from 2021 (or 2020, when it came out). The title track, "Indie Nerd Strikes Again," sounds like the 90's. I mean, it really, really sounds like the 90's. Mister Vertigo completely nailed that guitar crunch of the early 90's. The song sounds like early Fountains of Wayne with early Weezer guitar riffs. The refrain of "rock and roll sucks" isn't quite the disparagement of modern rock that it may sound like. With additional lyrics like "Remember 'FNX, remember 'BCN," it's more of the current rock scene sucks, and is incredibly nostalgic for the times when those stations dominated Boston's airwaves. Plus, in 2021, the line "Well I don't know what happened / I was busy that night / I'll make it to the next one if the timing's just right" truly cuts deep.
You can listen to "Indie Nerd Strikes Again" below. Indie Nerd Strikes Again (Extended Play) is available for the "name your price" option via Bandcamp until April 1, so be sure to get yours now! If you do choose the free option, be sure to at least give Mister Vertigo a follow on Facebook.