Just Because (2016)
Whenever I get an album for review I just don't know what to expect when I pop this on the turntable. For some reason the things I get sent tend to be on the noisier side of things and usually that's not my bag. So when I put on Sega Genocide for the first time, fearing some sort of hardcore attack, I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a warm, fuzzy guitar. Luckily, we've got some pop on our hands here.
The first band that immediately popped into my mind when I hear the lead track "New Words" was W.H Walker. The way the song bounced along the verse only to be met with upbeat gang vocals in the chorus gave me that same sort of shout along enthusiasm. While that type of energy isn't consistent throughout the record, what is consistent is that warm fuzzy guitar and some pretty top notch pop hooks.
I definitely favor Sega Genocides more upbeat tracks. The aforementioned "New Words" is a highlight as are songs like "Despite Me," "Peer Mediator" and "Immediate Contact." The latter of which really reminds me a lot of the quirky pop of bands like Boat. All in all, this is a pretty good record. Not a band I was familiar with prior to being sent this record, but I definitely foresee more spins of this guy in the future.
Sega Genocide - "TRYS":