My review below...
The songs sound a lot more polished than previous efforts and lead singer/songwriter Matt Danger had a good chunk of time to fine tune these tracks. The album starter, Bones, is a hell of a track, opening with an acoustic lick before kicking in the distortion and jumping into full speed of punk-pop goodness. And it's a consistent tempo of rock and melody moving forward.
The track, Northern, is structured like a punk-pop gem, first with a slow intro crashing into some mosh-friendly verses. It hits hard and fast, like the anthemic rocker, Got Dead, which shares the happenings of life on the road and rock shows across the country. The road life sounds like a rad fucking time, but also, “don't fuck up Get Dead songs in Minnesota.”
Tugging on the heart strings is the song, Ira, another acoustic based track with some strong riffs and great harmonies. This song feels personal as do the rest of the songs on this album. It's a huge step up from songs like, Robot and Ninja Gaiden is Hard. But what matters most is that it plays well and translates musically to other similar paced songs like Blamegasm and Specter And it sounds awesome, even without piano, which was used heavily on the album, Pornographer. On this album though, piano only appears on the closer, Epoch.
This is definitely one of the better albums to be released in 2019. Punkanomics, is a easy favorite and enjoyable listen. If there's one lesson to be learned from listening to this album – it's not to keep writing songs, but rather to keep practicing your instrument, so you don't fuck up in Minnesota.