One Flew West, “Trial & Er­ror EP”

The Denver Post - - FEATURES - — Dy­lan Owens

Like Pop Rocks in your Emer­gen-C, pop-punk out­fit One Flew West of­fers a sur­prise jolt via Long­mont’s sleepy mu­sic scene. The four-piece knows the rules of its genre: Break in with a riff, smash some­thing (usu­ally a heart) and get out in un­der three min­utes. It pulls that off time and again here, most im­pres­sively on its epony­mous track, a kiss-off to es­tab­lish­ment Amer­ica and its head­long plunge into idioc­racy. The band strad­dles gen­er­a­tions (it’s es­sen­tially a re­vival of All Time Low’s early-aught emo) about as well as it can, even if its only up­dates are semi­topi­cal lyrics (“I want to watch ‘Twin Peaks’ and ar­gue over what the hell it means with you,” as its front­man sings on the sac­cha­rine “Out of Time”) and the fact that they wrote these songs now and not 15 years ago. No mat­ter: Ev­ery gen­er­a­tion needs a band to stoke its angsty screams. Right now, few in Colorado do it bet­ter than One Flew West.

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