Goodwill Insult, Injury, Etc…

Long Island’s the Goodwill have moved into significantly darker sonic territory since their full-length debut two years ago. Still a pop-punk band at their core, the band sounds less afraid of delving into more uncharted (by most pop-punk bands, at least) waters this time around. Merging with the more brooding sounds of bands like Thursday and Coheed and Cambria, the Goodwill bring those elements to their own simplistic pop-punk songs, making for an interesting listen that sounds remarkably like Ontario’s Cauterize, though it’s unlikely either band has ever heard the other. The vocals of lead singer Brian Barbuto evoke bands likeNew Found Glory and Hot Water Music almost simultaneously, allowing songs like "The Plastic Ones” and "The Magic 8 Ball Society” to really elevate them from a glut of mediocre, one-note pop-punk. (Abacus)