Gas Station Sushi – Milwaukee, WI – Punk
Sometimes it’s the album art that draws me in to listen to a band’s music, and sometimes it’s the band name. In Gas Station Sushi’s case, it was both. Uglier In Person is a four-song EP full of humor, witty lyrics, and punk minimalism. Every song has a phrase or two in it that just sticks in your head. In the first song off the EP, it’s “I’m falling, but not for you.”
In “Stank,” it’s “I am trying to stop thinking about how my car smells like you.”
In “Dad Aesthetic,” (which has fantastic lyrics all the way through, and would be my main recommendation from the EP) it’s “My favorite fanny pack is cherry red.” “Dad Aesthetic” is a song about that peculiar person all of us know quite well: the Dad.
Gas Station Sushi is a very real band with very relatable lyrics. They have a great name and a cool sound. Oh, but just so you know, there are surprisingly quite a few bands named Gas Station Sushi on Facebook, so make sure to use the links at the end of this article if you want to listen to the one I’m talking about.
Herbert’s New York
A chorus that is pretty much entirely just the word “moist” repeated over and over just warms the heart. “Herbert’s New York” is a song that features exactly that. Google “the most hated words” and the first word up there is (you guessed it) moist.
So in honor of the band’s choice to make a song that repeats one of the English language’s most-despised words (which is a perfect move which I very much appreciate) the last ten words of this review will be moist. Moist, moist, moist, moist, moist, moist, moist, moist, moist, moist.