Powerpop — No Lie.
Broken Promise Keeper
is all about powerpop.
You know, music that combines the power of basic rock and roll with pop smarts in the form of catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and vocal harmonies. Music that makes you want to sing along, drive a little faster, and play that song again but a little louder.
BPK's tunes have gotten the attention of those who follow the genre and his two recent albums — Poptimized and Ice Cold Pop — were ranked among the year's best powerpop releases by a number of critics.
BPK is Back!
Yup, in March 2016, BPK put out his eponymous fifth album, Broken Promise Keeper. Like his other works, the 11 songs are all built on a solid foundation of melodic bass and driving drums and feature a pumped-up mix of crunchy and jangly guitars, keyboards, and vocals.
BPK's tunes have been praised for their combination of lyrical humor, enthusiastic delivery, and clear love of powerpop. Mixing influences from the 60s British Invasion (the Beatles, the Who, and the Kinks) and the 80s Southern Janglepop era (REM, Let's Active, and the dB's), BPK delivers something that's both new and familiar.
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