by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
If there’s one thing that we know about New Paltz, NY’s Top Nachos it’s that they don’t take themselves all too seriously. In these trying times, everything is so serious, and it can be refreshing to sit back from all the bullshit and just have a little fun. They take the idea of fun to heart with their full-length debut, Dank Side Of The Moon. Due out on September 27th via King Pizza Records (on nacho cheese yellow, of course), the album comes just a month after the band’s split EP with The Rizzos, expanding on that promise with a scourge of fuzzy riffs and snotty party anthems.
Tackling the heavy subjects like getting high and eating pastries, “punk vacation,” and an ode to Tinder, Dank Side Of The Moon is built on good vibes and everyday life. The band may not change the world, but they’ll provide a momentary escape from it. Their mission statement comes within the opening eleven seconds of opener “Vegan Doughnuts,” “I got so fucking lit last night, I knew something wasn’t right.” It’s that act first and then worry later attitude that permeates through the big overdriven riffs and garage rock crunch throughout the course of the ten tracks. There’s “Frens,” a song about social media, “Solo,” a rapid pop punk stream of conscious, and the Ramones tinged rager “You Don’t Know Me,” each one ripping with fuzzy tales of youthful detachment.
Top Nachos’ Dank Side Of The Moon is out September 27th via King Pizza Records.