Farraday has released their first full length album and proudly declares who they are during it's 35 minute run. After some experimentation with their Modern Short Stories release, the band returned to their roots and true love of pop punk with Where I Belong. It's a love letter to any who grew up jamming bands in the vein of Saves the day, Fall Out Boy, and Blink 182. From the confident and hopeful "Never Coming Home" to the introspective look into insecurities of "Codependecy" to the joyful spite of "The Peggy/Ted Debacle" the album has something to offer for everyone no matter where their head is at. Aubyn's vocals soar and drip with passion on every song and one can't help but feel the heart on each track. I often find many of the guitar leads being stuck in my head for the rest of the day after listening to the album. That's the stuff that always sticks out for me. I highly recommend the album for anyone who enjoys meaningful and passionate pop punk. I hope you find that Farraday's belongs in your favorite music player and I dare you to not sing along.
One of the best punk albums by a Chicagoland area band in a while...
“Where I belong” by Farraday reminds me of hearing that early record by some of Chicagolands great local bands. Plain White T’s “All That We Needed,” The Folds “This Too Shall Pass,” Lucky Boys Confusion “Throwing the Game,” The Dog and Everything “Bandshell,” and Fall Out Boy “Take This To The Grave.” I am still in my 20’s, but not going to local shows like I used to. Maybe a sign of getting older when I think there just aren’t local bands like there used to be. Loyalty to local bands just does not seem to be there like there were some years ago. Going to every single show in the area, who cares? If they played, my friends and I went. Farraday is the first band in a while that reminds me of driving to those early shows to get my catchy punk rock hooks fix and to jump around like an idiot. I may be out of college and working like a big boy, but man, I cannot wait to jump around to this album like the punk rocker I once was at another Farraday concert.