Things are looking up for Poughkeepsie punk-pop quintet We Are The In Crowd. Two years ago, the then-unsigned band was the victim of a MySpace hacker who deleted all of the band’s music. Now, the band’s set to release their debut album, Best Intentions, out next week on Hopeless Records. And Buzzworthy’s got the exclusive stream of the entire album ready for your consumption… now! (Take THAT, hackers!)
Fronted by singers Taylor Jardine and Jordan Eckes, the Warped Tour alum cleverly meld earnest love songs (“Kiss Me Again”) with self-assured eff-yous to exes (“On Your Own”). The hook on “The Worst Thing About Me” — “I guess you were always/The worst thing about me” — transforms the titular self-esteem deflation into a confidence-boosting send-off, while “All Or Nothing” reappropriates the pep rally stomp of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” into a heartfelt ballad.
Like their Guaranteed to Disagree EP, Best Intentions — produced by Zachary Odom and Kenneth Mount — blends everyday slang (“This Isn’t Goodbye, It’s BRB”) with enduring sentiments (“Better Luck Next Time”). Over crunchy, yet radio-friendly, guitars, Taylor’s voice feels like Kelly Clarkson with a couple of tattoos and a more rebellious boyfriend. But we’ve got the entire album streaming below, so you can hear for yourself. So stop listening to us and listen to Best Intentions before the band hits the road with Mayday Parade and All Time Low.
+ TRACK 1: RUMOR MILL
+ TRACK 2: ‘IT’S NOT GOODBYE, IT’S BRB’
+ TRACK 3: ‘THE WORST THING ABOUT ME’
LISTEN TO MORE WE ARE THE IN CROWD SONGS AFTER THE JUMP!
+ TRACK 4: ‘KISS ME AGAIN’
+ TRACK 5: ‘ON YOUR OWN’
+ TRACK 6: ‘ALL OR NOTHING’
+ TRACK 7: ‘EXITS AND ENTRANCES’
+ TRACK 8: ‘SEE YOU AROUND’
+ TRACK 9: ‘YOU’VE GOT IT MADE’
+ TRACK 10: ‘BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME’