Friday, May 04, 2007

Come Widdit: 2*Sweet

Location: Chicago
Sounds like: 2*Sweet riffs over 2*Sweet Melodies

Immortalized in Chris Gutierrez's Livejournal, 2*Sweet has the best that any contemporary pop-punk band has to offer: impressive riffs, great lyrics, catchy songs; they are what many of these little shitty Starting Line and Fall Out Boy rip off bands aspire to be.

More than anything, however, 2*Sweet lives up to their name on their debut EP, "Burning Alive in the Prairie State," which is probably one of the last CDs I made the effort to go out and buy. The whole fucking thing is pretty good, which is rare these days when most people cherry pick their favorite songs to upload onto their iPods. The band is also continuing on a 20 year run of really great bands from the Midwest (see: 88 Fingers Louie, Screeching Weasel, The Promise Ring, Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, et. al.) Check out this band before you become a Johnny Comelately to the 2*Sweet party.

[Related Links]
2*Sweet - Official Website
"Better in Bed Than Ever as Friends" Music Video

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