Friday, March 20, 2020

Answering Machine - "Cherry Coke"

Last month we brought you "Bad Luck," the wonderfully grown up slice of pop punk from Brooklyn's Answering Machine. Their latest single, "Cherry Coke," is one of my favorite punk tropes: The homage to sugary sweet 60's teen pop. "Cherry Coke" is a the kind of song that bands like the Ramones or The Queers did. It's a gorgeous power pop song that would sound like something The Archies would have done if the guitars weren't just a little too biting and fuzzy for. Samantha and JD's vocals intertwine in some of the best harmonies we've ever heard in a punk song. 

According to vocalist and guitarist J.D. Fetcho (and I promise I wrote the above paragraph before reading this...): “‘Cherry Coke’ is a love song about fever dreams, bloody noses, and candy canes. “It’s for all the old folks who want to settle down but still have some fun. This one’s inspired by a love of Buddy Holly, 60s pop music, and The Ramones.”

You can listen to "Cherry Coke" below. Bad Luck, the debut album from Answering Machine, will be out April 17 on Wiretap Records. For more on Answering Machine, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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