Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Perris, CA


Wow! These guys, in spite of their ridiculous name, are really good. They remind me of a more melodic Braid and a less wussy Coheed and Cambria. Perris, CA is a five song EP that provides the perfect opportunity for a prospective fan to try these boys out.

Up Up Down Down (as the kids refer to them) are pretty much as emo as emo can get, but more in the mid- to late-1990s Mineral or Boys Life sense of the word. The songs are drawn out, mini-operas based on spectacular guitar-work, precise drumming and sparse, emotionally driven vocals.

This EP is actually a lot tougher and harder than what I’ve heard from them in the past, and I must admit that I like the tougher Up Up Down Down better. If you’re looking for something to remind you of the wonderful late-1990s as a time of awesome melodic post-punk, seriously give these guys a try. They just keep getting better, and I’ll bet they find their way out of obscurity in the near future.

Limekiln Records: http://www.limekilnrecords.com/

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Summerland

    In rural England, a cranky woman bonds with and evacuee boy and uncovers a strange connection to her past.

  • Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
    Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

    These geniuses of early comedy finally get the presentation they are due in this Blu-ray edition.

  • Four-Letter Words
    Four-Letter Words

    No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.

  • A Genesis In My Bed
    A Genesis In My Bed

    Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.

  • The Jayhawks
    The Jayhawks

    XOXO (Sham/Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • 18 to Party
    18 to Party

    When you’re in 8th grade, sneaking into a bar is way cooler than it is when you’re 40.

  • Adam

    A pregnant woman finds a home in Casablanca.

  • 2020 on Fire
    2020 on Fire

    Sound Salvation takes on current events with a playlist addressing the current fight for racial and social justice in America and the battles playing out in the streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Landfall

    Cecilia Aldarondo takes a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

From the Archives