By Austin Resnick
New Jersey trio, The Moms release a new EP titled Snowbird. Consisting of six original songs lasting all of 12 minutes, this EP ends before it feels like it even started, but it works. Each song consists of a blend of modern rock and punk, that is in your face and unapologetic about it. Opening track “Road Soda” is about a minute and a half long, but sets up the band’s sound and identity perfecting. “Seen Enough” is the only song that has an intro and goes right into fast tempo jam that almost forces you to head bang along. Last song on the EP titled “The Bottom” reminds of something that could be off a Weezer album.
Overall, I was impressed with The Moms style, clever lyricism, and musicianship. As their Facebook page states, they’ve played hundreds of shows over the past 5 years and that is apparent on this EP. Most importantly, I hear the honesty in these songs. Punk is more than just the music, it is a lifestyle and from listening to this EP I hear this “D.I.Y” style their loyal fan base has come to know and love.