Hailing from Pottsville, Pa, Gas Station Disco is a driven, dynamic and unpredictable indie pop band with an eclectic approach. This 4-piece band set out to bounce on top of the local music scene, one incendiary live show after the other. They’ve performed on ABC New Orleans, Featured on Maxim.com & Spring Break Fever on The Travel Channel, and performed MTV Spring Break in Panama City Beach, Fl. Their tour schedule rivals most major bands, performing 200 shows per year, covering the Eastern US.
“Port and Starboard”, the latest full-length album by Gas Station Disco captures what the band are truly about. This album is perfect for those who want to listen to songs with some substance. Their music is something that you can really get behind. The whole album is full of great songs that really pull at your heart.
The best word I can use to describe this band and album is, consistent. Gas Station Disco have a sonic formula that works perfectly, first time around. Expect guitar-driven songs, electrifying rhythms, tons of melody, and emotive vocals throughout. This 10-track album is a cohesive effort, where the songwriting is generally strong and the radio-ready tracks abound throughout.
From standouts like “All I Can See”, “Broken”, “All I Am”, “A Haunting Affair” to “Brittany’s Song”, “Fake” and “The Right Time”, Gas Station Disco brings a plethora of great chord progressions along with beautiful melodies. They have a pop sense of hooks and melodies with indie rock sounds that are crisp and modern.
I can’t imagine anyone not liking this album – honestly, it is a collection of 10 incredibly good songs. Jason Dumm’s voice has a unique quality to it, unmistakable, soothing, and rough at the same time, it creates an almost hypnotizing effect. Few songs can truly reach out and grab you from the first listen, but almost every song on this album did just that to me.
This band is most certainly on the rise. There’s a bit of everything, so no matter your style, you will find Gas Station Disco to be a unique group, as they unify melodic, heartfelt melodies with unbelievable vocals. This band is worth every second of your time and every cent in your wallet.
“Port and Starboard”, is a set of songs that just refuses to get lost in the shuffle of your collection like so many other releases that grab your attention and then quickly fade into obscurity. Sure, this album does have catchy tunes designed for huge radio success, but under all that fluff, there’s actual substance that’s unique and fresh enough to set it comfortably apart from others in the pop-rock genre.
Gas Station Disco know how to mix of both soft, mellow songs and upbeat, harder songs. And they do it in an inspiring way. From the very first second of music to the very last, the songs on “Port and Starboard”, will take you on a captivating ride that you will not want to stop listening to.
This is currently one of my favorite albums in my rather extensive and genre-spanning collection and there’s not a single person I wouldn’t recommend this to. It’s just that good. Grab it, give it a listen!