Songs We Love: Crying, 'War Of Attrition' As outrageous power-pop hooks go note-for-note with a series of ecstatic 8-bit blips, the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.

Songs We Love: Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

War Of Attrition

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When listening to Crying's "War Of Attrition," you might think: Which solo came first, the Game Boy or the guitar? With Ryan Galloway's outrageous, Thin Lizzy-esque power-pop hooks going note-for-note with his own series of ecstatic 8-bit blips — not to mention Nick Corbo's muscular drumming — the New York trio has already leaped past the charming chiptune pop-punk of last year's excellent Get Olde, collected now on a double EP with six new tracks. Dynamically miles away from her quiet solo project (Whatever, Dad), the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.

Get Olde Second Wind comes out Nov. 18 on Run For Cover Records. Crying goes on tour with Modern Baseball starting in November.