Album Premiere: Avery Mandeville – “Happy Birthday, Avery Jane”
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We’re excited to be premiering Avery Mandeville’s debut album Happy Birthday, Avery Jane. This New Jersey indie/punk album brings the hooks, but with a lyrical punch.
The records starts with “Get Real!”, a Camp Cope “Opener” esque anthem about kicking in the door of the music industry, “Just because you need to fill the bill, doesn’t mean I’m available“. It’s followed up with an equally powerful collection of tracks which alternate between poppy jams like “Walk of Shame” (think Gobbinjr or Sidney Gish), rocking shredders like “Blood” and “Knock Off” (Looming or Tancred), and folk rock tracks like “Alexander” and “The Woods”, that bring out some Gaslight Anthem vibes. Along the way, Avery makes her complaints apparent, and if nothing else stands up for herself.
The track “Predator” which is about sexual abusers within the music scene is a true stand out. It’s cutting lyrics take aim at not only the predators within the scene but also those that cover for them. “So everyone knows, and no one cares, and you know who you are. / Because there is a liar, and there are sympathizers, and you know where you stand. / P-R-E-D-A-T-O-R.”
With Happy Birthday, Avery Jane, Avery Mandeville has certainly established herself as a new force in rock. Stream the album below!
Henderson Cole // @HendoSlice
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