WSTR - 'Identity Crisis' - Album Review
WSTR - 'Identity Crisis' - Album Review 9
WSTR - 'Identity Crisis' - Album Review 9
WSTR - 'Identity Crisis' - Album Review 9
WSTR - 'Identity Crisis' - Album Review 9
WSTR - 'Identity Crisis' - Album Review 9
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WSTR ​have been making the waves with Pop Punk over the past few years and now they have a brand new album to keep pushing forward. ​Identity Crisis ​is the follow up to past years debut album ​Red, Green Or inbetween.

WSTR ​manage to produce tracks that embody their chosen genre. With the extremely high energy tracks they bring the word fun to life. They go back to the time of bands such as ​New Found Glory ​with the way they don’t take life too seriously and with “Bad To The Bone” there’s even a hint of early ​My Chemical Romance ​sounds. The album from the start is just one great track after another that are upbeat and feel good. “Silly Me” is the perfect example of this with its upbeat melody and lighter side lyrically. As the album progresses there are a few tracks that take a slightly darker sound such as “Ashtray” which is still upbeat but has a slightly more serious tone.

Speaking to the new record, Identity Crisis, vocalist Sammy Clifford expressed the band’s desire to push the band’s songwriting, take chances, and bring some swagger into the album. “We’ve added all these different genres into our sound while keeping the WSTR roots. This record is about putting the simple things together well and trying to make them great.”

Overall ​WSTR ​have done it again with another killer album. They have kept the energy we have become used to and elevated it. This is an album that needs every track to be on any Pop Punk playlist.


Identity Crisis is out now via Hopeless Records


WSTR is Sammy Clifford (vocals), Alex Tobijanski (bass), Andy Makin (drums), and Tom Hawkes (guitar).

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Tell Me More Crisis
Bad to the Bone Promiscuous The Latest

Silly Me
Hide Everything Sharp See You In Hell Ashtray
Riddle Me This

Upcoming Tour Dates 

w/ Neck Deep, Trophy Eyes, and Stand Atlantic

9/6 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

9/7 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater

9/8 – Las Vegas, NV – BK Bowl

9/10 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre

9/11 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes

9/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

9/14 – Louisville, KY – Headliners

9/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon

9/16 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay

9/18 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm

9/19 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete's

9/20 – Richmond, VA – National

9/21 – Long Island, NY – Stereo Garden

9/22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

9/24 – New Haven, CT – Webster

9/25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

9/27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

9/28 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak

9/29 – Cleveland, OH – Agora

9/30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth

10/2 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

10/3 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde

10/5 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

10/6 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys

10/7 – Omaha, NE – Sokol

10/9 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater

10/10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater

10/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont

10/13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

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