“music means everything 2 us // u guise r family this moment is so amzing”
It hurts to say, but lettuce be reel: easycore is on life support. For a minute it looked like it was going to be The Next Big Thing, but the unfortunate reality is that most of the OG EZ bands have either broken up or turned into srscore/tr00 pop-punk :( Other than a handful of bands like City Lights and In Her Own Words who are keeping it real, new easycore bands are few and far between and I’m always stoked when I discover an easycore band that I somehow overlooked. Sort of like on Antiques Roadshow when the guy is like “OMG this is the most pristine Victorian buttplug I have ever seen, the brass is barely tarnished!”
Which brings me to MAJOR LEAGUE, who have me very conflicted. I really WANT to like them, but I can’t tell if I should… review the evidence below and tell me what you guise think. Halp!
Check this video out and you’ll see why I’m so conflicted. The music is totally on point, really good easycore/pop-punk but MY GOD THESE FRIENDZONE LYRICS:
I stole some pictures from your scrapbooks to take with me
So I feel like I’m safe at home
It’s like I’m in your room when I can’t sleep
But this time it’s the passing lights that are from the road
I’ll write you a letter once a week
To let you know where we are and what I’ve been thinking
Please don’t forget to write me cause I can’t stand this separation
The last line is literally one small step from PLEASE RESPOND, not to mention the generally strong stalker/10 vibe: (Silence Of The Lambs voice) “No, it’s fine… stay out at last as you want. I’ll be right here waiting for you, looking through your scrapbooks.”
Again, totally feeling the music but really, really struggling with the lyrics, which seem to be about getting friend-dumped by your (male) bff. It sucks when you grow apart from your friends and all but this makes me feel super awkward like if your bro suddenly broke down crying in front of you and asked you to hold him. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since they ARE from New Jersey, the home of friendzonecore.
I think I’ll just stick to their first EP, when they still had double bass and breakdowns… that awkward moment when you are non-ironically the “No breakdowns? Not music” kid :/
In b4 tr00 pop-punk girl holds these up in her next video