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How Tragic is described as "post-riot grrrl," and you're going to recognize that sound as soon as you start listening to their latest single. "Goodbye Cruel World" is an eco-punk song that has all of the attitude and snarl of punk rock, but softened around the edges. Sure, it has a but of a pop sheen on it, but it's more of a 1950's girl group pop sound than anything modern. Plus, it has a killer punk rock guitar solo for a bridge, which then leads the song into a more mid-tempo punk rocker while still having that Wall of Sound sheen over it. If a mixture of punk, riot grrrl, and doo wop sounds like a good time to you, you're going to love "Goodbye Cruel World" even if the song is tragically depressing.
Songwriter/singer/guitarist Paige Campbell says of the new song:
You can watch the video for "Goodbye Cruel World" below. For more on How Tragic, check out the band's website.