The Typos

The Typos EP

Written by: PP on 05/07/2011 02:57:21

The Typos are a tiny garage pop punk band from Indianapolis, who released their self-titled debut EP earlier this year. They belong to the 'simpler the better' school of thought when it comes to pop punk, adding no special ingredients of fancy tricks to their straight-forward garage punk formula. Screeching Weasel has been an obvious influence to the band, but many of the seven tracks also show hints of the raw old school pop punk of Ramones, only in a fuzzier and more distorted interpretation.

That's all good and well, as we've seen several bands take this basic formula and turn it into something golden, such as our very own The 20Belows here in Denmark. But The Typos never manage to display enough urgency nor flair for writing simple-but-infectious songs like the bigger bands in the genre. There's technically nothing wrong with songs like "Object Of My Affection" or "Never Wanted You (Song D)", as they stay faithful to the tried-and-true dynamics of the style, but somehow they fail to stick to the mind of the listener even after multiple listens. It's hard to point a finger at just one thing, but overall the band seems to lack songwriting talent at this stage of their career that would elevate their songs from just being decent 'heard it all before' straight-forward pop punk to pieces that make you want to dance and sing along with the band. It's also a little too retrospective, so in many instances it sounds like it would feel more at home in the 70s or the 80s than in 2011.


Download: "Pay What You Want" scheme
For the fans of: Screeching Weasel, Ramones, The 20Belows,
Listen: Bandcamp

Release date 01.01.2011

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