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based Pop punk band composed of Tony Pietrafesa (vocals, guitar), Matthew
Kleinman (guitar), Evan Aliquo (Bass) and Jim Collett (drums); Best Intention’s
sound encompasses elements of rock, hard rock, and pop punk, with emphasis on
the pop punk. Best Intentions was born in Philadelphia,
in 2016, the brainchild of Kleinman, who moved to Nashville a year later, where he re-launched
the band with a new lineup.
If you like Blink-182 and Weezer, this is the band for you.
This is as catchy as a hooker in Times Square
back in the early ‘80s before they cleaned it up. The band has a ton of energy
and keeps things bouncing along with strong song after strong song. I really
liked “At The Ocean” with its peppy playing and terrific guitar playing. The
vocals are clean and clear, with just enough of a snottiness to keep things
fun. First track “Ghosted” is just someone making a phone call and no one being
there, nothing too exciting, easy to skip over, but don’t you dare do that to
anything on the rest of the album. “Roses’ is another song that stuck out to me
with the punchiness of the track and the catchiness of the song. “Would You Be
Proud Of Me Now” starts off slow and quiet and then gets going into a faster
tempo and is a great song with thoughtful lyrics. “Welcome To…” is another
track that can be skipped over, just a recap of the album made up like someone
skipping around the tracks with it playing in the background. “The Loser’s
Club” is catchy and has a great bunch of swearing in it that will be great
shouted out live in concert. The playing is tight, great lyrics and enough
emotion coming through to give it heartfelt feelings for the listener.
After getting burned out on pop punk and how many bad
bands there were out there playing it, this is a breath of fresh air and shows
that when someone gets it, they can really play the hell out of it. This is a
band that I will be keeping my eyes and ears on.