Fashionism: Back in the Day 7"

Fashionism: Back in the Day 7"


Tags: · 10s · 2lkj20n · 77&KBD · canada · melodic · power-pop
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Hot on the heels of the Dirt Cult single 'Subculture Suicide' comes Fashionism's 4th single. Hints of Clash, Teenage Head and sped up Mod Revival. It's the kind of powerpop that made 1979 such a good year for records. Included here are songs that lament the old guard that always want to talk about how things were and an erotic ode to coffee we think? Whatever the persuasion it's a banger of a single and definitely the strongest of their output thus far.

Our take: Latest single from this Canadian band that features former members of Tranzmitors, and if you've heard Tranzmitors or the earlier Fashionism stuff you pretty much know what you're in for. Fashionism are obviously heavily influenced by first-gen UK punk with its big guitar sounds and big choruses, and while a lot of bands who are heavily influenced by that aesthetic tend to feel a bit self-consciously retro, Fashionism seem determined to take the things that made that sound great and update them for now, and as usual, they succeed ably. You get two pop bangers on this single, both of them with stadium-sized choruses. This is just great, fun, pop music, and there's none of the goofiness that can ruin a band like this very quickly. Since Fashionism very much have their own aesthetic it's hard to say with precision "if you like record X, you'll like this," but if you're a fan of '77-era punk like Generation X or the Undertones Fashionism clearly hold their work to a similar standard as those bands.