Madison Falls, a pop punk ensemble from San Diego, CA, has released their first full-length record, “Something To Show For.”
Madison Falls, a pop punk ensemble from San Diego, CA, has released their first full-length record, “Something To Show For.” The music is extremely upbeat, melodic, and reminiscent of early Green Day, Blink 182, and longtime indie-music favorite, Lifetime. The vocals are bright and clarion, the guitar work charged and uncluttered, the drums snappy, crashy, and at a double time pace – just the way fans of pop punk like it. With this expertly practiced set recorded via crisp, masterful engineering, Madison Falls is ready to take music fans on a ride through the myriad experiences of suburban living.
The record sports nine full-length tracks; seven of these are whimsical, positive, and full of youth and verve, while the remaining two are pensive acoustic tracks providing pause. Lyrically speaking, lead vocalist Joey Cortijo concerns himself with many themes Southern Californian punk rock singers have been singing about for thirty years including: the nice-guys-finish-last maxim; a wistful she's-out-of-my-league confession; the technology-is-no-substitute-for-nature principle; and admiration for a character-over-material-possessions philosophy. Naturally, these are fairly involved topics for conversation, yet Madison Falls captures and relates the simple truths with high energy, discoursing passionately and having a great time doing so. Like many good artists, Madison Falls also open their hearts sharing more personal dialogue, and even when they're dishing on the death of a close friend, or the difficulties involved with breaking old habits for new adventures, their impetuous, uplifting surges of optimism never fail to encourage.
22-year-old California native Cortijo honed his craft in various Arizona and California bands over the last five years, but is now teamed with MAXIOM LLC label owner Tony Steele. With the combination showing obvious talent, chemistry and a penchant for fun, it's safe to say that “Something To Show For” will only be the first of many Madison Falls productions.
MondoTunes Staff Writer
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