Spraynard
Funtitled


4.0
excellent

Review

by Mike Allen USER (12 Reviews)
September 29th, 2011 | 83 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: For once, nice guys don't finish last

“Nice guys finish last.” If there were ever a time and a band active to reverse this renowned expression, that time is now and that group is Spraynard. As a newly formed pop-punk outfit out of Wester Chester, Pennsylvania, Spraynard has been celebrated for their reputation as being incredibly nice guys, which is something that is noted on music and social networking sites as well as within their song titles. In addition, their second full-length record Funtitled is available for free download on IfYouMakeit.com, as per their request. So, I guess it’s safe to say that those Spraynard dudes are pretty damn nice. Not to mention, that their music is rather fantastic.

Clocking in at just over 25 minutes, Spraynard’s sophomore effort, Funtitled is a spastic and exuberant punk record that cuts the bull*** and emphasizes fun over all dispositions. Riding momentous bass-lines and memorable pop-hooks, Spraynard’s music draws countless comparisons to their org-core counterparts, as well as departed Long-Islanders Latterman. Never ceasing to be buoyant or even finding a reason to turn the metronome down, Funtitled contains that anthemic element that is so touted among its peers, which is illustrated through occasional gang vocals and infectious choruses. The instrumentation, while not mind-blowing, accentuates the shouted vocals suitably with melodic leads and power chords. As typical as Funtitled may seem within the genre, Spraynard takes the opportunity to reveal their inspiration of growing pains, fading memories, and fallen comrades. With all this said however, Spraynard does not stray from the overall theme of Funtitled, as the record is home to pop-culture references from South Park to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When it comes down to it, Spraynard do not exist to break sonic boundaries or demonstrate anything profound, but rather to carry on the unifying, energetic, and enjoyable spirit of org-core. And Funtitled does just that.



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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2011


4507 Comments


Those song titles are making me want to listen to this

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2011


50550 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I'll check this out just for you

mallen-
September 29th 2011


1235 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

: )

bungy
September 29th 2011


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yay. Mike is on a punk rock roll with these reviews

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2011


15051 Comments


is the artist name a tim and eric reference

mallen-
September 29th 2011


1235 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yup

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2011


23909 Comments


god damn this is a sweet review. i for one am glad to have mallen contributing regularly again. long live EVedder27.

Digging: RATKING - So It Goes

iFghtffyrdmns
September 29th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

need to get this
need to get into spraynard
i know they've gotta be super awesome

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2011


50550 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Holy fuck! They love Tim and Eric, must listen

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2011


15051 Comments


happy birthday spray i'm disappointed in you

iFghtffyrdmns
September 29th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

why are we disappointed

sixthgoldenticket
September 29th 2011


1176 Comments


spooky, scary might be my soty

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2011


50550 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Little Green Ghouls
lol

bungy
September 29th 2011


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

robertsona is so lame

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2011


15051 Comments


ok(((bitcH))

bungy
September 29th 2011


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

____lAaAme))))))

iFghtffyrdmns
September 29th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck yeah that's definitely the guy from snowing on 'Spooky, Scary'

i like this

mallen-
September 29th 2011


1235 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty sure that song title is a 30 rock reference, i could be wrong though

iFghtffyrdmns
September 29th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

never watched it. pretty sure it's an awesome song though and that's far more important haha

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2011


50550 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Sounds a lot like Latterman



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