Formed 2006 in Milwaukee Wisconsin, The Avenues have played festivals such as Punk Rock Bowling, Warped tour and Inkcarceration. They have released several singles and EPs but this is their first full length album. It’s has been a long time coming. Originally started in 2017, the album is finally finished and set for release on November 19, 2021.
“We’re all Doomed” is what post/pop punk should be. Fun, upbeat catchy tunes drive this album from start to finish. Reminiscent of early Green Day and Rancid, “We’re all Doomed” will find a fitting place in any punk record collection. The standout tracks are, of course, the two singles so far (“Lights Out” and “Devious”) and “Straight Jacket”. That being said, there are no bad tracks on this record. I have had this album on repeat now for 2 days and I can’t seem to get enough of it. These guys really have it together and it was totally worth the wait.
If you enjoy post punk or pop punk, you have to give this album a listen. I think you’ll agree. This album should be included in your collection. To get the album you can pre-order it HERE (USA) or HERE (Europe).
I give this album a solid 9/10.
Certainly one of the best albums in that genre that has come out in the last year.
The Avenues are:
Vin Smith – Vocals/Guitar
Scott Brooks – Bass
Shawn Brooks – Guitar
Marc Alan Perez – Drums
‘We’re All Doomed’ Track Listing:
1. Blood On The Moon
3. Into The Catacombs
4. Transistor Radio
5. I Let Go
7. Lights Out
8. We’re All Doomed
9. Straight Jacket
10. Drag You Down
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Photographer of about 10 years, I have been shooting concerts for about 8 of those years. I started to get serious about concert photography about 6 or 7 years ago and now try to shoot as many as I can. I shoot mostly rock but, have done some country and big band stuff. I love music and since I am nowhere close to being a musician, this is a way I can be a small part of what, in the words of Henry Rollins, “gets me through the highs, the lows and everything in between”.