Ugly Flannel - Goodbye American Dream (CD)
This is a Pre-Order. CDs are Expected to Ship in March 2023.
Ugly Flannel fans have witnessed the band’s evolution from fledgling musicians to seasoned songwriters over the course of six years. Benjamin Nguyen (Guitar) and Kate Zacharias (Bass) spout relatable lyrics about coming-of-age to crowds across the Midwest, while the band's hard-hitting timekeeper, Athen Erbter (Drums), provides the rhythmic backbone. The result is a nostalgic alternative and emo sound that falls somewhere between Toadies and The Promise Ring. Ben's songs are lackadaisical and snotty enough to fit the bill at a hardcore punk show, while Kate's bright and uplifting melodies could share the stage with fellow Grand Rapidian ska legends, Mustard Plug. Whether on record or live on stage, Ugly Flannel offers punk with an endless range of sounds and moods.
With their DIY ethos and emotional vulnerability, it’s no surprise that the band has been warmly welcomed by crowds and critics alike. West Michigan’s Local Spins dubbed Ugly Flannel as Emerging Artists To Watch, and they’ve gained support from Kill The Music, Highlight Magazine, Stereo Embers, Bad Copy, The Alternative and Prelude Press.