Backup Plan Dearest Whomever

Coming out of the school of great song title writing is the Backup Plan, yet another stellar punk group from the current emo Mecca of Long Island, NY. On songs like the ripping "I Broke Your Heart and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt,” the band displays a knack for penning very Lifetime-esque numbers that bridge the gap between fast-paced punk rock and screamo, sounding equal parts Grade and Kid Dynamite. The band avoid the slower side of the genre, focusing all their attention on keeping the energy high and the pit moving. With smatterings of melody patterned throughout this release, the Backup Plan offer up a solid collection of song that should find admirers on all side of the proverbial punk rock fence. (New Day Rising)