Check Out The Brief But Poignant Surprise EP From Dead Words, Fort Worth’s Resident Punk Rock Nerds.
Welcome to Song of the Day, where we hip you to all the new local releases you should be caring about. By highlighting one new North Texas-sprung tune every week day, our hope is that you’ll find something new to love about the rich and abundant DFW music scene five days a week.
Dead Words – “Wallflower.”
RIYL: Comic book conventions.
What else you should know: If you’ve got a spare eight minutes on hand, you can relive some awkward mid-‘90s to early ‘00s high school years via Fort Worth pop punks Dead Words and their surprise New Year’s Day EP, The Geek Shall Inherit.
Channeling a series of influences ranging from noted nerd rock forbearers like Descendents and Blue Album-era Weezer, the decade-old band waxes nostalgic about listening to Dookie, watching old kung-fu movies and, in the track below, of posting up in the back of the school dance, still too awkward to actually speak to a member of the opposite sex, let alone dance with one.
Written/sung about in hindsight it takes on a more empowering tone, taking ownership of its love of comic book culture and other so-called geek fandom because it’s 2019 and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying those things.
Sticking on that theme, the EP will be celebrated formally at a release show set, appropriately enough, on May 4 – otherwise known as Star Wars Day – at MASS. May the fourth be with you, indeed.