In the press material for Blackpool Lights
' first full-length, This Town's Disaster
, lead singer Jim Suptic describes the album like this: "This is just sincere, unpretentious rock music. We don't have a gimmick; what you see is what you get." In reality, his statement is only half-right; anyone familiar with the band's background (Suptic is a former guitarist and singer for the Get Up Kids) knows there are quite a few tricks up their collective sleeve. But it's the other half of Suptic's statement that this is unpretentious rock music that really hits the nail on the head. Disaster
is simple, four-chord power-pop at its purest. From sing-song summer anthems to tunes that pay homage to the Kids' glory days, the album is lighthearted, unapologetic guitar rock from start to finish.