Undesirable People are very desirable.
Paradox? Oxymoron? Whatever you want to call it, it’s the undeniable truth. Everything about this four-piece pop-punk group from St. Clair Shores, Michigan’s self-titled EP is alluring to any casual listener. With their recent signing to South Division Records, Undesirable People come at the world by re-releasing their self-titled EP to the masses.
But what makes Undesirable People so desirable? From the groovy bass line of opener “The Fall Down” to the huge chorus backed by the ever-so-popular gang vocals of “Olegna Vaughn; the Troubadour,” this EP screams simple, catchy pop-punk with a modern rock edge. It would be an incredible feat to escape this band’s grasp as their catchy choruses (“Resting As Ruins”) and perfectly executed heavier sections (“Women Be Shoppin”) add versatility to the listening experience.
Standout track “From the Left” holds off on the reigns briefly and allows the glorious guitar work of Brian Fraser and the splendid bass plucking of Mark Lebiecki to entice the listener in. Then Undesirable People turn on the charm as the huge chorus led by the vocals of Bobby Lesage and Lebiecki allow for the band to really show their musical chops and catapult their sound to new heights.
Knowing that this band can perform admirably, and tossing in the depth with tracks like “From the Left,” I can easily see Undesirable People gaining fans with their terrific musical presence and heart. We have seen the spark of desire in these fellows, now it’s time to see the flame.