Regular readers of SYWH know that I have a shameful secret: I’m a closet Eurocore fan. As much as I mock Eurocores (for good reason), I can’t lie, I love their music. And probably my favorite Eurocore band is ME VS HERO. “Can You Count Suckers” is easily one of my favorite songs of the last couple years, tied with Chunk No Captain Chunk “In Friends We Trust” for “videos I have watched at work so many times my coworkers are afraid I’m turning into a 17 year-old girl from Manchester.”
Anyway, I hadn’t heard anything from Me Vs Hero in quite a while and I thought they might be done, so I am super stoked that they have a new video for “What Seems To Be The Officer Problem”. My notes:
- Concept is “band playing their heart out while their bros chill in the grass and kick it like an American Eagle photoshoot for their back-to-school campaign.”
- Zany song title? Check.
- Entry-level American streetwear/action sports brands? Check.
- 2:35 DAT BREAKDOWN
Overall I feel like they are in a transitional period– I kind of wonder if they are going to turn into tr00 pop punk soon?? On the one hand you have the bassist still rocking a 2008-style emo swoop haircut, but then you have the guitarist looking very tr00/Ikeacore in his glasses, 1950s dad haircut and Man Overboard shirt, so it’s hard to say where their heads are at. Personally I’d be very sad if they dropped the breakdowns and turned into a boring Transit/Title Fight dadpunk band, but I feel like it’s inevitable. Eurocores basically do whatever American bands did two years ago, so I give it another year before MVH start sucking.