- by Tom Dumarey
Came And Took It originally started out in Austin, TX under the name Galley West until they received a cease-and-desist order from a band in Utah. Who apparently were a real bunch of bullies, because not only did Galley West change their name, they even went as far as to relocate to Fort Collins, CO.
‘Resume’ is the follow-up to the band’s 2016 debut ‘Bait For The Buzzards,’ and was recorded at The Blasting Room. Meaning their take on melodic punk rock sounds all kinds of nice and crispy. Throughout twelve songs, Came And Took It aren’t necessarily reinventing the genre as much as funneling all their different influences into a tasty mix of their own. Throughout the album, you will come across plenty of nods, nudges and winks to the likes of No Use For A Name and Green Day while a song like ‘You Me And Chemistry’ has Alkaline Trio written all over it. Maybe even a little bit too much for its own good? Anyway, ‘Resume’ isn’t the most original album out there, but it will do the trick just fine.
- Straddling the Line
- Last Call (Cease and Sequester)
- Evergreen Palms
- You, Me, and Chemistry (Pleasure)
- (Can't Stop) Sticking it to Crazy
- The Slow Boat to Siberia