Sunday, September 30, 2007

All Time Low is a band that had been used to playing poorly ventilated, one room venues with horrible sound systems and barely any light shows. Now they can be found touring every summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and appearing with bands such as Boys Like Girls, Valencia, and Cute is What We Aim For. Identical to Just Surrender, the pop/punk melodies are perfect for when you need to be cheered up, or just want to have some fun background music when you're hanging out with friends. These songs are easy to relate to with sayings that really make you think; "I've never told a lie,and that makes me a liar,I've never made a bet,but we gamble with desire,I've never lit a match,with intent to start a fire,but recently the flames,are getting out of control."

When most people think of Dover, New York, Onion town and the abandoned insane asylum come to mind. But Dover is the hometown of one of the fasted rising underground pop/punk bands, Just Surrender. Their original cd "If Streets Could Talk" is filled with catchy songs with meaningful lyrics. In other words, the perfect songs to sing in the shower, or when your driving and think no one can hear you. Just Surrender's latest album, "We're In Like Sin" still has the same pop/punk feel, but on a different level. The lyrics have the same idea for the most part, but the sound is completely different from when the band was once known as A Second Chance. In my opinion, both of the cds are worth listening to, downloading, or buying.