Buck32 is a Melbourne-based band with a good sense of humor and a terrific pop sensibility. The immensely listenable "Product" combines revved-up power-pop with a playful irony that's marked much of post-punk song-making.
"Gravy," the album's cheery sing-along opener, sounds like the Archies run through a turbocharger, while the glammy "Kinda Like" channels early Badfinger. Known for doing Beatles covers live, singer Wes O'Lee does a dead-on John Lennon in the psychedelic "The Socialist" (which got steady play last year on Real Radio 104.1) and lampoons the band in the terrific "What It Was." Although many influences can be heard, from Squeeze to Green Day to the Raspberries, Buck32 is distinctly their own. "I don't care for Almond Joy, Captain Crunch or corduroy," says O'Lee in the jangly "Stupid Little Kid," but Buck32 has a Product that should be flying off the shelves.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.