Song of the Week 7

“Welcoming The Sophomore”

Pee Wee Gaskins

In order to expand upon the mission of this blog, I present to you Pee Wee Gaskins.

Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, Pee Wee Gaskins formed in 2007. Their discography, though brief, is full of some punchy pop-punk gems.  “Welcoming The Sophomore” is the appropriately (oddly?) named second track off of their debut album The Sophomore. The track is a perfect encapsulation of the pop-punk sound that reigned in the U.S at the time. It’s synthy, poppy and sugary-sweet, starting with a chorus of cheerleaders and throwing in a healthy dose of ‘doo roo roo’s’ in the prechorus. If you can get past the broken English, it’s a catchy listen, and would fit perfectly into a playlist alongside All Time Low, Mayday Parade and New Found Glory.

Plus, the video for the track will surely trigger some early 2000’s nostalgia.

I leave you with a track off of the band’s sophomore album Ad Astra Ad Aspera (released in 2011) in case the Pop-Punk revival sound is more your speed.

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