Throwback Tuesday to August 2008 when Pop Evil made their debut. Their debut album, Lipstick On The Mirror was released through Pazzo Music, and then again through Universal Republic records in May of the following year. While it did not reach any charts, it still did fairly well.
Singles were, "Hero", "Someone Like You" and "100 in a 55" , which helped put the band on the map.
"100 in a 55" is actually one of those songs that as soon as you hear it, you remember hearing it in the past, even if you didn't realize you knew it. This was one of the radio singles, and we're guessing it was played a lot around here for a while because we really remember hearing it everywhere. Its all about love, life and music.
"I do what I can but I know I can't take anymore. I still believe in this rock' n roll, and I pray the music's gonna save my soul." So, for those reasons, its pretty obvious that this track stands out to us.
Other tracks that stand out to us are, "Breathe", and "Shinedown."
"Breathe" is one that really stands out, because it very clearly comes from a breaking point, where you're just trying to get out of it. Its very well worded, and the instrumentals are upbeat, making the song slightly deceiving if you're not actively listening to the words.
"Shinedown." Originally it was because the name made us think of the very talented band from Jacksonville, Florida. But then the song speaks for itself. Not only is it catchy, but seems to be asking for some extra strength, or a light in your life. Its quite beautiful, and there's just something about it that's a bit hard to explain but still wonderful.
The album as a whole is absolutely beautiful, and was a wonderful debut to the world. Many years have passed now and Pop Evil have released several albums since then. Be sure to check out reviews for the rest of their discography and then head over to Pop Evil's website to take a look at all of their tour dates!
They are on tour with Red Sun Rising now through April 15, and then will be going out with Smashing Satellites until the festivals kick in. Festival season begins on April 29 at the 98 Rockfest, then they go play Fort Rock Festival, and Welcome To Rockville festival. They then will join Disturbed and Rob Zombie on tour around the US. During their tour, they will also appear at many other festivals such as Carolina Rebellion,Rock N' Derby, and Rock on The Range.
For a full list of tour dates, please make sure to take a look at Pop Evil's website!
Pop Evil reviews: War of Angels / Onyx / Up
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.