How poppy does a pop-punk band have to get before you drop the "punk" designation altogether and start calling them something else? And what if, despite a complete lack of aggro attitude, they're still so speedy and crunchy that the word "pop" alone doesn't really work, and the term "power pop" makes you think inappropriately of middle-aged men with shag haircuts? Maybe this is speed-pop, then, or something like that. Call the music what you will; what matters is that Stellar Kart serves up candy-coated hooks, sweet harmonies and satisfyingly crunchy guitars at roughly the speed of a well-tuned Porsche, and anyone who doesn't have a constitutional intolerance for expressions of Christian faith is likely to find the band's sophomore effort pretty much irresistible. Of this album's 12 songs (there's a hidden 13th track as well, a not-particularly-memorable remix of "Hold On"), there's an indication that more than half can be described as "a bracing blast of speed-pop hookiness," with some ("I'm Pretty Good," "Procrastinating") being especially bracing and speedy. When they take it down a little bit they deliver praise anthems ("Angels in Chorus") and something that comes perilously close to being a pop-punk polka ("Always Waiting"). And, as always, when they start trying to actually write in the voice of God ("Hold On") things get just a bit creepy and uncomfortable. Skip over track five, though, and you've got a solid half hour of pure pop bliss. Highly recommended.
Performance CreditsStellar Kart Primary Artist
Adam Agee Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Technical CreditsIan Eskelin Composer,Producer
Russ Long Engineer
Otto Price Executive Producer
Barry Weeks Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Adam Agee Composer
Jordan Messer Composer
Roger Alan Nichols Composer
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We Can't Stand Sitting Down based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I absolutley loved this album!! I love the music, but I was really glad to see that their songs have a lot good words and meaning! Go Stellar Kart!!
I would defently take this on a long car ride! It will keep you pumped and ready to hit the open road!