Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CD Review: Fireworks Gives Us All They Have To Offer

The debut album from Detroit band, Fireworks, is as explosive as their name entails. The pounding drums that start off the album, set you up for 30 minutes of energy and fun. The songs "Come Around" and "Holiday" are sure-fire hits while still keeping a punk edginess to the songs. The biographical "2923 Monroe St." has a great bass line and drum beat to go along with lyrics about coping with the bad times and doing something about it. The issue of pride rises up in "I Support Same Sex Marriage" which has a great collage of guitars and drums. The band blasts off with the pure energy "Show Me Your Vanishing Act One More Time" which clocks in at just under a minute. Singer David Mackinder sings about trying to survive in today's economy in "Again And Again". Once again the band flexes their punk muscle with "Detroit", a song about their roots. While all of the songs have a clear-cut message, don't overlook the music which gives these songs their energy.

The band's first full-length album entitled "All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion" comes out today, March 24 on Triple Crown Records. The album was produced by New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert who helped give the songs a energetic, live feeling with radio-friendly hooks. Visit www.myspace.com/fireworks and www.purevolume.com/fireworks for more information about the band and their new album.

1 comment:

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I know they recently released their first video for the single "Detroit". It can be seen on mtvU.