By Deaglan Howlett | Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018
For fans of: Sum 41, The Wonder Years, Blink-182
Casual Friday is a four piece pop-punk band based out of North Jersey. Their latest release Quarter Life Crisis is their first full-length, featuring new songs and reworked songs off earlier releases. Quarter Life Crisis is a nostalgic-feeling pop-punk album that encapsulates all that makes early 2000’s pop-punk so memorable.
According to their website:
Two years into an incredible journey and the four regular guys from the suburbs of North Jersey are still going strong. Casual Friday, comprised of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Keith Carroll, vocalist/lead guitarist Kyle Frasca, vocalist/bassist Cengiz (The Wizard) Najarian and drummer Adam Tonner have an undeniable chemistry that delivers an energy you cannot see in any other band today. With a sound influenced by the 90’s/2000’s alternative/punk scene, Casual Friday brings that energetic, “breaking loose” vibe with a melodic twist that will stick with you all the way through your 9 to 5 shift.
Formed in April of 2015, the roots of Casual Friday were planted by an unlikely duo of accountants searching for a way to ditch the pressure of the corporate flag and escape the mental drainage of the daily office grind. It worked; and that desire to escape is exactly what sets Casual Friday apart, they are the same as their fans. Four working-class Americans chasing after the dream that all too often takes a backseat to the inevitable realities of life. The music was made to pick you back up when life knocks you down.
Accountants playing punk rock? Come on, that is awesome. Come see them March 24th in New Brunswick to catch all of the infectious energy for yourself. If you can’t make that, blast Quarter Life Crisis on your way to that job you hate.