Released on May 28th, EMCEEGEEAYCH (a fun play on typical self-titled albums) is a 5-song EP recorded, mixed and mastered by Pete Zen (Jet Jag, Hang Tight) at Landmine Studios in Ewing, NJ. The EP is a mix of the classic pop-punk we grew up with and the new pop-punk sound that is emerging with the latest generations.
- Too Late, Tom
- Let’s Hear It For Harold
- Rock On, Romeo
- Welcome Home, William
- Don’t Stop, Dudley
Formed in 2020, My Cousin’s Girlfriend’s House is a pop-punk/alternative indie band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band consists of musicians with deep roots in the Philly and surrounding DIY scenes; Brian Quirk (Kissing the Klepto, Brian Quirk), Andrew Hight (The Jumping Juvies), and Pete Long (Above the Mendoza). MCGH pulls from a range of influences, from pop-punk/indie groups like The Winder Years, Modern Baseball, and The Front Bottoms, to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Revivalists, and more. The band aims to hit home with catchy, energetic tunes while putting their heart and soul into what they love the most—creating meaningful music to share with the world.
Though this is a five-song EP, each song packs a punch that will have you hitting replay instantly. Each song features catchy vocals and relatable lyrics. The opening tack “Too Late, Tom” is about anxiety, “Lately from four to six / I lay awake and ponder everything,” but the pop-punk tone to the song gives it a very optimistic feel. The optimistic outlook on problems and situations has become a popular theme in music these days, reminding us that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
The second track, “Let’s Hear it For Harold” is another song that is reminiscent of the classic early 2000’s pop-punk music. The next song, “Rock On, Romeo” turns from the pop-punk roots in favor of a more indie feel; it also features an awesome key change for the final verse.
“Welcome Home, William” returns to the pop-punk sound with a tad more aggression than the previous tracks. This is another song that looks at the reality of life, “The light burnt out / I’m on my way to six feet underground / Tapped out / Until tomorrow when the stories unfold / It’s not a problem if you find your home.” Though the lyrics seem sad, the song makes you want to jump and scream at the top of your lungs.
The EP closes with the perfect song: “Don’t Stop, Dudley”. A mix of summer and 90s vibes, this song is the perfect track to sing out loud and dance along to. Overall, EMCEEGEEAYCH is the culmination of catchy summer tunes and early 2000’s pop-punk sound. Each song is catchy and full of potent energy, that makes you want to dance and sing along, and eventually hit replay when the closing track ends.
“Don’t cry because it’s over and drown in it’s too late, just smile through the soundtrack laughter.”