Bouncing Souls / The Menzingers "Shocking" Split 7"


With a blast of “whoa-ohs,” this long-anticipated split EP of two amazing pop-punk bands is off to the races. The offerings here are two original songs and two cover tunes (each band cover the other). The Bouncing Souls’ original, “Blackout,” is classic Souls, positive lyrics pouring out over that patented, boppy, bass-heavy Souls sound. Things get interesting when they tackle the Menzingers’ “Burn After Writing,” one of the best songs from 2012's stellar On The Impossible Past, and turn it into the best song they never wrote. Greg Attonito’s vocals lend themselves perfectly to melodies that are usually snarled by the Menzingers.