Breakout - Say Hello LP
Regular price $14.00
New long player from this long-running Texan group. It's been something like 5 years since their last vinyl release, so I kinda figured these guys were toast - but lo-and-behold, Breakout is back with a new lineup and a sick new batch of songs. The snappy punk style present on their EPs is still here, fleshed out with a bit more fluid instrumentation that honestly kinda reminds me of I Don't Wanna Grow Up era Descendents, Mission of Burma, Husker Du, etc. Definitely some poppier elements at play here, including the addition of synth on a few tracks - most noticeably the dancier "Pray for You", which almost sounds like it should be a single for Creation Records. The whole thing is extremely well executed and has plenty of replay value, which I find myself thinking less and less about contemporary punk records. Say Hello delivers completely outta left field. On High Records.