Scoopski's See You Soon Album Blends Musical Ingenuity with Clever Humor

 

4.6 out of 5 stars

Scoopski has just put out the 3rd album in 3 years, and each one has been pretty damn good. The newest one, called See You Soon, is a tribute to the lead singer Jim Lorino’s son being born.

Ironically, the album was meant to be released BEFORE his son was born, but the child was born a few weeks early. So, the album title is a bit of a misnomer. That doesn’t make the album any less awesome though.

The first song, “Living In Key” has help from Lorino’s wife (a.k.a. Mrs. Scoopski) who plays synth and sings backup vocals. It is definitely an homage to The Rentals style of music which is a band that I thoroughly enjoy. So, it is a great start to the album.

The next song “Pennsylvania” is one of my favorites on the album, and the video that goes with it makes it really come to life. As Scoopski is born and raised in Philadelphia, the song is a tribute to the Quaker state and all the things good and bad about it.

Caffeine” is the next song on the album, and it is a more rock-heavy song which is a nice change of pace. The bass line is pretty cool as the music drops in and out at times to accentuate it.

A couple of my other favorite songs on the album are “Contrarian” and “Elon, Send Me to Mars” which really speak to me as a person, because I have always been called a contrarian by people who know me (and know what that word means), and the Elon Musk song is just funny.

Songs like “While We Wait” and “See You Soon” showcase the range of Scoopski though. In the first, Mrs. Scoopski takes lead vocals and sings about the anticipation of waiting for her son to be born. In the latter, the same message is conveyed in a different way and musically more spatial music is used to really give a great send off to the album.

The guitar on “See You Soon” is fantastic as well. It is like a Beach Boys style song mixed with some pop punk or something.

Another highlight on the album is the song “Riding the Waves” which is a collaboration with Modern Amusement that really encapsulates the whole Scoopski sound in one song. 

If you are a fan of the musical styles of old Weezer, The Rentals or Nerf Herder, then you will likely appreciate the album, and if you like humor in songs like Weird Al or The Bloodhound Gang, then you will like some of the funny songs as well.

Check out some of the music videos for the album below: