Boink, with a name like that you really don’t know what to expect when it comes to the music. But this indie rock band from Michigan deliver high energy songs filled with indie guitars and sing along lyrics. This new EP entitled Carpe Diem is a great take on some of todays best pop/rock sound. The bands sound can be compared to that of Hit The Lights and even Fall Out Boy.
“Sea of Long Lost Memories” opens the EP with some heavy guitars and bass before moving into a catchy chorus. “Breaking Up Is Smart To Do” is filled with pop hooks and an upbeat melody that will have you dancing before you know it. The bands sound is not distorted or mixed with electronics so it’s just straight up pop/rock with no exceptions. “Lonabelle” covers even more ground with its mix of an upbeat tempo and very crunchy guitars and bass. “The Machine” is one of my favorites on the EP. The songs brings in a very fun and catchy guitar part mixed with a great chorus. This song is where you can hear the resemblance to bands like Hit The Lights and Fall Out Boy. Wrapping up the EP is “Carpe Diem” which starts out with a slower tempo only to bring in the crunchy guitars a bit later. Mixed with some unique bass lines and a faster moving vocal track this song is a great way to end this EP.
I really enjoyed this short but sweet EP. The band has created 5 tracks that can easily make their future a bright one. Again if you are into bands like Hit The Lights and Fall Out Boy or any pop rock in general check these guys out.
1. Sea of Long Lost Memories
2. Breaking Up Is Smart To Do
4. The Machine
5. Carpe Diem
“Breaking Up Is Smart To Do”, “Lonabelle”, “The Machine”