Pre-Release Exclusive: "Oliver" By Penny Arcade (Akron, OH)/Alt Rock/Released Nov 11th,2016
Hailing from Akron, OH, Penny Arcade is a duo composed of singer-songwriter Nick Muffet and drummer Zach Myers. Originally a solo acoustic project of Muffet, Penny Arcade was expanded to add percussion and electric guitar giving the band a much louder and full sound. The soon to be released “Oliver” EP will be the first Penny Arcade release to feature this fuller setup.
The five track EP features features a blend of emo and alternative rock elements with its upbeat drums, melodic guitars and poetic lyrics that maintain the singer-songwriter vibe of Nick Muffet’s earlier material. And can best be compared to bands along the lines of Dashboard Confessional, Bright Eyes, and Five For Fighting.
A featured track from the EP you can listen to before its release is “Sound Asleep” which you can listen to here. A stand out track from the album, “Sound Asleep” is unique from most of the record with its fast tempo and slightly more punk energy. You can look for the rest of the EP on November 11th via the band’s social media pages on Soundcloud and Bandcamp released via Small Mammal Records. Also the band is holding an EP release show at Fool Mansion in Akron, OH on November 18th.