THIS COULD BE A POSSIBILITY
Valencia plays pop-punk rock, but don’t hold that against them, as this Philadelphia-based quintet display a passionate perspective that blows away most of the bands in the genre. For starters, the fortified choruses of tracks like the infectious “How Will We Ever Know” and the candy-coated hard rock of “Eagle Mount Drive” on this 10-track endeavor can easily be pictured rocking arenas around the country alongside Green Day, Yellowcard, and Taking Back Sunday. Second, this outfit’s amazing use of dynamics on tracks like “Away We Go” and “Que Sera Sera” showcases their know how on how to wrote a song bursting with emotion without succumbing to the incessant whining. Armed with clever hooks and airtight rhythms, fans of bands like Simple Plan, Jimmy Eat World, and New Found Glory are going to go crazy over this one, as Valencia encompass all of the best traits of those bands, yet manage to sound fresh and invigorating.