The Newest Noise for Your Listening Pleasure! | By Nicholas Senior
Gloucester City, New Jersey
Never Felt So Good | Jan. 18 | Self-Released
RIYL: “The Game of Life.” Snapshots. Glass at half capacity.
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Despite all that you hear about the “Armpit of America,” New Jersey is a lovely place, full of gorgeous green space—a veritable Garden State, if you will—lovely scenic vistas, and wonderful people who are working hard to make a better life for their families. There’s an appreciation for the little things while keeping up the prototypically fast East Coast pace. That approach suits The Warhawks very well on their stellar new album, Never Felt So Good. This is heartfelt, Springsteen- and Petty-worshipping melodic punk at its purest, but there’s no sugarcoating going on, no glossing over reality. “The record is a snapshot of our lives,” vocalist and guitarist Matt Orlando explains. “We tried to be as honest as possible, including all of the highs and lows. That’s where the title comes from. On one hand, the phrase can be taken from the perspective of someone who’s never felt better than they are feeling in that moment. On the other hand, it could be from someone who is realizing that they’ve never really felt too good about life at all.” The result is a collection of nine songs that stick with you long after they’re over and an album you don’t want to end.