ARMS AKIMBO – Seven Dollar Paycheck

On Arms Akimbo’s new EP Seven Dollar Paycheck, the band taps into the post-emo garage rock, a genre at its apex when the members met at Loyola Marymount University. Having opened for bands like Walk the Moon, The Animals, and Said the Whale, much of the record focuses on the duality of being a touring musician. On “Cruel Lovers”, Lead singer Chris Kalil focuses on how being on the road connects him to so many people, yet still results in isolation. Despite consistent lyrical themes, the band made an effort to keep each song on the record sounding unique from one another, drawing from the different reaches of the garage rock genre.

Label: Self-released

Start with: 1,2,4

RIYL: Knox Hamilton, Motherfolk, HARBOUR, Vista Kicks

FCC: 3


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