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On the new album from the pop-punk band, Rational Anthem, called It’s Only Permanent they fully embrace their shiny personalities and have created a collection of songs that are a hell of a lot of fun. Led by the sister/brother duo of Noelle and Pete Stolp, Rational Anthem initially reminded me of some early Fenix Tx records with a mix of the pop sensibilities of Allister. Their longtime friend, Christoper Hembrough, rounds out the band, and Rational Anthem has a lot going in their favor on their latest effort.
JARDINE: I think [during] our entire career, We Are The In Crowd were based on last-minute decisions and a lot of accidents. [Laughs.] And so we’re just continuing that trend.
FERRI:: We’re nothing if not consistent.
ECKES: When it comes down to the wire, I think that’s when we really did the best shit.
JARDINE: You know, it’s funny, though. I’m becoming triggered just talking about this, and my anxiety is super-high now thinking like, “Oh, my God,” because I am such a planner. [Laughs.] Spring is going to come, my knees are going to be tapping, and I’m going to be sweating every morning wondering when Mike’s going to make the group chat. It’s going to be crazy.
FERRI: I have most of this figured out already.
JARDINE: I trust you.
I lost a lot of faith in music after Saosin. And I stopped listening to heavy music. This is one of those moments where I feel like everybody, even if they’re 34 or 30, are going to be that 21- or 22-year-old kid that they were when they went to see Scary Kids. And the whole place is just going to explode.
The country album, which was released on Nov. 8 via River House/Columbia Nashville, launches with 172,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 109,000 were in album sales.