Dead Gaze- “Yuppies Are Flowers”

The first song off of Dead Gaze’s recent  and pretty good album “Brain Holiday”  previews all the best tricks in the band’s arsenal. The tight, tuneful song structure and decidedly outsider view point recall vintage Weezer in the best possible way.

A power pop song with lyrics that gleefully subvert yuppie culture might not be the most novel concept, but Dead Gaze execute it to perfection. An ear worm synthesizer hook is offset by crunchy guitars, completely sincere hand claps help keep time and the vocals have just the right amount of  whine. create a slice of guitar-driven pop heaven.

For fans of power pop this is a song that demands to be put on repeat.

Author: Ben Hohenstatt

I was born April 7, 1992. I'm a reporter in Alaska, and an alum of Auburn University. I am an avid fan of music, Chicago sports teams and pop culture in general.

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