I was listening to the new Upset song “Oxfords and Wingtips,” when one of my friends walked into the room and asked me if I was listening to the new Silly Goose 7" (Jen Ghetto’s Blink-182 cover band.) I started to scold my friend on their ignorance of the Blink-182 catalogue, but then I thought about it—a slightly pop punk song with a female vocalist and an awesome alt-rock hook? I could see the similarities! But the bands that initially popped into my head when I was listening to the single were mostly Veruca Salt, Tiger Trap, and the Breeders.
Upset is a supergroup fronted by ex-Best Coast/Vivian Girls drummer Ali Koehler, ex-Hole member Patty Schemel on drums and ex-La Sera member Jenn Prince on guitar. Basically everyone I know is excited about their album She’s Gone that comes out on the New Jersey Label Don Giovanni Records next month.