I recently came across 4 Kids from MA… Making Memories….
On October 13th, 2009, Burning Streets debut cd “Is it in Black or White?” hit shelves, and like the group, the LP has won over friends and fans nationwide. After listening to all of the tracks it was obvious that they have accomplished their goal of keeping their music and the punk scene alive. Every song is performed with eagerness and fervor.
Signing with Sailors Grave Records, brothers (Drew guitar/vocals) and Jewlz (bass), and lifelong friends Chris (drums) and Steve (lead guitar/vocals) prove to be some of the hardest working musicians on the road. While working on their album they managed to use social networks such as MySpace and friends to book all their own dates and promote their music all while touring the U.S. and Canada in their yellow tour van the “Stinkie Twinkie”.
Emerging from the same scene that has given us The Ducky Boys, Far From Finished and The Street Dogs, their catchy riffs and gang vocals only help to illustrate their Boston roots. The band’s songs cover every topic from politics, to being on the road, meeting new people, alcohol and a struggling friend. The track that hit home for me was the last track, “Throwing Rocks.” It details the battle of leaving the mundane life and journeying out into the world to follow your dream, and the fight to remain who you are.
Their songs are who they are-youthful, humble, witty and fun and show how they view the world, as four young punks enjoying the best years of their lives. They play fast, hard and from the heart, only proving their core punk values and Burning Streets dedication to the songs they play.