Recently I was approached by Paul Levesque to do a review of his band Light Speed Go’s Sophomore EP “Just a Memory”.I don’t consider myself much of a writer but, I have known Paul for going on 5 years now and of course I am happy to get a sneak peek of an album before anyone else, especially this one.
This 6 song EP is something I have enjoyed listening to. I have had it on a loop for hours, not just to do this review but because it is a damn good album and very well rounded. Its quite the emotional roller coaster in the 6 songs that are on the EP but, Its an awesome ride.
The first track titled “Go” empowers a feeling we can all relate to. The feeling of knowing that your significant other is on their way out. Knowing that its just a matter of leaving that you feel just needs to be done. Realizing you’re different and never really had anything in common to begin with. “Lately I just want to see you go”.
“Go” builds up nicely into “Get Away”. Another all too familiar feeling for a lot of us. The feeling of being stuck and wanting to get away.
In “Last Flight” they really show not just their Punk roots but their definite Punk Rock Chops.
As we fade into “Not You” the story continues with the rich emotional journey we have been on all along. About becoming the man your father never was or could be.
As it plays along, the melody continues, you grove along right into the title track “Just a Memory”. Its another feeling we have all had, especially listening to punk music. Its a great hate love song. Its a middle finger that screams “I love you, bitch”.
To wrap up the 6 track EP is an amazing acoustic punk ballad titled ” Runaway”. Finding that one girl at the show with the same patches on her vest and smokes the same cigarettes you do. Hoping and wishing she thinks about you as much as you think about her. She is the first thing you think about when you wake up. The last thing you think about before you go to bed. The girl you would do anything for.
To wrap up this review, I have to say it has to be one of the best local punk albums I have heard in a long time. I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Light Speed Go then at this moment.If I didn’t already have this album I would buy it. Twice. So, hit up the band or Go to a show and grab your copy of “Just a Memory”!!
They have an upcoming show on Feb 26th at Rebel Lounge (Fire Marshall Permitting). If you don’t go see them there you can always check them out on…
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