Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Jacklights - Final Girl

Boston's The Jacklights are quickly becoming one of our favorite pop punk artists out there, and their new EP helps solidify that. It certainly doesn't hurt that two of the four songs have a Halloween theme to them. The previously heard "Final Girl" takes the horror movie trope of a final girl to survive the slasher at the end of the film into a love song, and "Haunted," which is a fast and furious melodic punk song. It's much more Bad Religion-esque than pop punk, and is just a solid punk song. A song like "Past Tense" reminds me of all those 90's bands that worshipped the Ramones, or a more punk version of Letters to Cleo. "Anniversary" is more of a 90's style power pop song with a ton of fuzz on the guitars and punk breakdowns.

You can listen to "Haunted" below. Final Girl is available now via Bandcamp. For more on The Jacklights, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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