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The Wisers unveiled “lost” progressive punk EP from 2010

The Wisers was a punk rock band from Naples, Italy. The rather short-lived project made two EPs and one full-length album between 2006 and 2010. The band's sound evolved from a traditional 90s pop-punk sound into something more progressive and experimental. The band’s 2010 EP, “The Fall,” sounds like Green Day trying to cover songs from The Mars Volta. It’s a portrait of a band trying to come out of a box and trying to push its formula as far as it would stretch. The single "Unsocial Networking" is a scorcher with a speedy tempo and biting vocals. "The Crossfire" is the EP's most experimental track, diving from alternative sound a-la Foo Fighters into a fusion of funk, progressive, and classic rock influences.

"Walking On Ice" is a riff-based tune with an intricate set of guitars in the verses and a monolithic wall of sound in the choruses. There's also room for a moody interlude track ("The Fall Begins") and a soft-spoken acoustic number, "Elephants and Swans."

The songs on the EP retain the edge of punk rock, but there is room for odd-time signature, funk-inspired beats, and ambient textures. The band released “The Fall” on streaming services for the first time. Listen to it on Spotify here. You can also find the band’s music on our “Dream Punk” playlist, with artists blurring the lines between punk, shoegaze, dream pop, and more.


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