Who It Is: Drawback – To Live Honestly; Self-Released (2014)
What It Sounds Like: Joyce Manor, You Blew It!, Annabel, edgier pop punk
“Garage rock” is a really broad term, especially in today’s musical landscape. Being the extremely picky, genre-obsessed person I am, I oftentimes like to complain that a lot of artists these days get thrown into the already-gigantic “oh, that’s garage” scrap heap, rather than being neatly organized into already well established subgenres like pop punk, dream pop, and lo-fi. I’m putting all of this out there because I can easily see Virginia punx Drawback becoming one of those mislabeled bands in the not-so-distant future. On their most recent release, a four track EP entitled To Live Honestly, they prove to their audience that there’s a little more to them than just plain “garage”.