Another band comes parading into the spotlight in the form of Atlanta based pop-punk quartet Cartel. With their debut album for Epic Records, Chroma, these boys sound a lot like.well every other pop-punk band on the market ranging from Yellowcard to The Academy Is.
Lead singer Will Pugh’s clear and melodic pipes have a striking resemblance to The Academy Is’ very own William Beckett.two Wills with similar vocals: hell of a coincidence if I may say so.
Chroma’s title track, “Say Anything,” does have an intro that would catch anyone’s attention, but as the song continues, only the interest of pre-teens and teenagers will be attained. The lyrics in the album can be guessed by anyone who’s heard a pop-punk album before; very clich