Extra Arms released a brand new album, entitled Up From Here (Dadstache Records/Get Party Records). Up From Here offers eight brand new songs from the Detroit-based quartet. Equal doses of power pop and punk, think of this as for the fan who has Jellyfish, Superchunk, Cheap Trick, and various Wipers and Ramones releases in their collection. Citing influences from Bob Mould to Superdrag to Ted Leo, there is a love of rich melody with a lot of amplification reflected on Up From Here.
Formerly a solo project for Allen, the band is rounded out by guitarist Michael Gallacher, bassist Ryan Marshall, and new drummer Daniel Stover. Recorded in five days in June 2019 with producer Paul Miner (Touché Amoré, New Found Glory, Thrice), the recording was challenging but fun as well. “Paul really made us step up our game, but doing it in a way that was really positive and encouraging,” Allen says.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of streaming this ripper. This is what Allen had to say about it:
“The album Up From Here is a raw snapshot of human emotion that is born from a major life change. At times it’s harsh and aggressive, other times tender and hopeful. All of this spit and fire is wrapped up in a caterwaul of melody-driven guitars, bass, and drums – just like the good old days when rock music ruled the world. Grab some tissues and crank this one loud.”