Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Devon Kay & the Solutions - "252 Brighton Avenue"

Society has told us time and time again that pop punk and ska are both terrible forms of music and that any self respecting music fan hates them both. And, for the most part, I agree. But then something like the latest single from Devon Kay & the Solutions slips through my music snob defenses and I end up loving it. "252 Brighton Avenue" is an impossibly bouncy ska punk jam that is an ode to Boston, despite the band being based in Chicago. It's possible that it's my love of Boston and how much I miss this area of Allston that is home to Brighton Music Hall, The Paradise (kinda), and the dearly departed Great Scott, but "252 Brighton Avenue" is just a fun song. The song also marks Devon Kay & the Solutions's expansion from a three piece to a six piece with a horn section. It also showcases the band's ability to record despite its members living on opposite coasts.

You can watch the video for "252 Brighton Avenue" below. The single is available now via A-F Records. For more on Devon Kay & the Solutions, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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