Last Call – Stay on the Outside EP
Record Label: Mightier Than Sword Records
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Branching out from Nevada, Last Call are another pop-punk band to be on the lookout for among the “new” pop-punk scene around here. Although maybe not as catchy as Man Overboard or as raw as Living With Lions or say Basement, Last Call aren’t bad by any means. Already finding a home on the fitting Mightier Than Sword Records, they bear it all on Stay on the Outside.
Gruff vocals, rocking guitars, and a nice pair of dual vocalists are the base of Last Call. Catchy, fun, and everything we all love about the pop-punk revival, Stay on the Outside has it all. “Long Distance” is the perfect example of all of this, as it’s the definition of what this band about. “Keyholes” picks up the pace a little more, reminiscing The Wonder Years, as a straight forward rocker. Guitarists Ryan Stokke and Tim Desagun flex their muscles over Austin Jeffers’s raw vocal delivery on “Old News,” while on “Disconnected” keeps the wheels turning at full speed. Jeffer shines on the final “It’s Like This Isn’t Even Real” over impressive guitar play and hard-hitting drumming.
As the EP ends in just under fifteen minutes, it’s clear that Last Call will we kindly welcomed into whatever our pop-punk scene may be. They seem to have the whole package and the skills to back it up. Still very early in the game, Last Call will turn a lot of heads with Stay on the Outside, making us keep a steady eye on them in the future.