Mr Suaves Reviews You Can Use: The Perms by mistersuave
Power pop. indie pop. That sums up The Perms latest album, Sofia Nights perfectly. I've been a fan of The Perms for a few years now, and tt's never been hard to figure out The Perms influences. As usual they echo all across Sofia Nights 10 tracks, sometimes bumping up against each other in the same songs even. The Smithereens. Urge Overkill. Cheap Trick. Even 20/20, The Shoes, and The Paul Collins Beat. The Perms definitely should be listed along side all of these groups. Not because they're derivative, but rather because they are following in their footsteps and making their own mark with guitar driven pop. The band has matured. this is both the perms power pop sound long time fans have grown to love, and it's also the perms who have evolved into a bit edgier band, but still with that innocent feeling goodness I've always enjoyed about their music.