As Canadian Indie Punk Rock artist Lost Planet Airmen were preparing to release their debut single, the world prepared to lockdown. Thankfully, their raucously cathartic debut single “The Brightside (of Genocide)” made it onto the airwaves just in time.
The scuzzy overdriven electric guitars lead the way into this sonically-charged feat of Punk which carries the same stinging conviction as tracks by Punk pioneers.
While we may be able to find nostalgic comfort in tracks by the Dead Kennedys and Rancid, tracks such as The Brightside which capture the contemporary frustration over being gaslit by a genocidal government are essential. It’s more than music. It’s proof that we’ve all got the tickets to the same shitshow and we’ll watch it unfold together. It’s validation, and perhaps most importantly, it’s a healthy outlet for the angst that we’re currently stockpiling alongside toilet paper.
You can check out The Brightside for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast