The Quitters – Troubled Minds EP
For some reason I forgot that the Quitters put out an EP during Punk Rock Bowling. Now that the dust has settled from that glorious weekend, I was able to actually sit down and listen to this thing. I’m blown away. This EP is great!
The EP starts off with Sea Sick, who’s intro makes you wonder “Oh man what’s about to happen?!” “Something good” is the resounding answer! After such an easygoing intro, Marc’s signature singing style rips this song wide open. As you step into this world of theirs you can’t help but get swept away, and then you begin thinking, “How in the hell did they write these songs?”
Sticky Shoes has a slow country style intro but Micah takes charge and speeds things up with his blaring drumming style. Future is a slow ballad that somehow feels right at home on this release. “I came from the future baby so I know how it ends.” Breathe is my favorite track on this EP and it is a nice surprise to end the album. It’s a Prodigy cover. Yes THE Prodigy. And thank you for doing this guys because it’s WAY better than the original in my opinion. I have to tell you these songs are the perfect amount of intrigue and pure rock. I love the breakdowns that these guys come up with and every single song is a journey into the great unknown. Troubled Minds is a very diverse collection of songs with The Quitters managing to keep the listener on their toes throughout.
I am always impressed with what the Quitters are doing. You can hear how much they are developing every time they put something out. I saw them at the Double Down Saloon in January and was blown away. As a band these guys are so tight, and I am envious of how well they get along. The Quitters are what every band should strive for. Rocking with best friends, having fun, and pushing the envelope every chance they get. I really like this band and you need to put them on your radar. I think that the Quitters have found their groove and continue to write more incredible music.
Troubled Minds was released on May 26th, just in time for their main stage appearance at PRB. Click the shopping cart below to grab this and other great Vegas punk from the mighty SquidHat Records’ roster.