“Dropout Year has stunned me. What has been sent my way is the most promising EP I have heard in some time. 'Best Friends For Never' features eight songs of hook-filled, catchy and perfectly paced pop-punk tunes. I will not soon forget these tunes, which is usually a problem for me. Pop-punk lives or dies in it's choruses, and Best Friends For Never features one irresistible hook after another.” (score: 84%) –Blake Solomon, ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET
"'Seven Unreturned Phone Calls' is 30 minutes of pop punk goodness that can’t be missed by any one that claims to be a sucker for this genre. It’s only a matter of time before this band will be picked up by a label." (score: 7.5/10) -- Josh Labberton, Forthesound.com
Dropout Year started off like the rest of them – in a basement, four high school friends, and a fresh passion for classic and bright pop-punk bands like New Found Glory and Blink 182. What once was a hopeful dream is now a full-functioning force among Baltimore, Maryland music lovers. Starting off with smaller shows at local grange halls and churches, Dropout Year has created a large and prestigious following that, in all honesty, makes other local bands jealous. They create bonds and relationships with their fans, and because of this intimacy, DY can sell out 800+ venues multiple times a year. It’s that energy and strength that gives DY a great shot at bigger stages, and with two east coast tours already under their hook-driven and catchy belts, industry folks and fans believe in the future of Dropout Year. With their sophomore effort, Best Friends For Never (Paul Leavitt – All Time Low, Senses Fail, Hidden in Plain View) available to the masses, DY waits with baited breath.
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