Middle Kid – Frederick, MD

A departure from their 2016 release, “Yeah, Sure,” Middle Kid’s new record sees the band working harder to build more layered and interesting tracks while still maintaining their signature punchy sound that has bent more than one pair of Zack’s glasses (for real though). Utilizing new band members Andrew Bromhal on bass and Austin Braswell on drums, songs like the “Yeah, Sure”-reminiscent “Competitive” and the super beachy “Flipped” are propelled by their grooving rhythm sections, with the latter of the two songs’ basslines described by Zack as “probably the best part of any Middle Kid song ever. God bless you Andrew.” In addition, former Middle Kid bassist and current brother-to-the-drummer, Evan Braswell, lent his talent to record new layers of guitar parts to further flesh out the songs.