No waiting necessary — FYS album leaked, yay!!! Prettttty fucking catchy too, if the first track is any indicator.

UPDATE: Albeit this isn’t the energy cool-down I probably should be attempting at this hour, this album’s pretty good. I’m listening to it for the second time through, and while it sounds like more FYS, that’s a really good thing! It’s like they took all the best parts of “Rise or Die Trying” and just kept going with those elements, and it totally works. The harmonies are great and the lyrics are direct and pointed and harsh and heartfelt all at once.

The chorus of “Wasting Time,” which I imagine is the first single, kicks in at the perfect time and you’re begging it back to come again, and then it does in all kinds of ways. Good. Just the right kind of screaming, I think, and I really like the way they seem to pull it all together at the end of each song so well. A lot of the choruses are catchy and hook-filled and just sort of force you to nod your head to it. Lyrically, melodically, they have this way of putting a bridge into a chorus and just making things flow really well from one part to the next. Lines soar from one to the next, hit hard at the end, like it’s nicely punctuated. Like it. ie:

One step at a time/One foot in front of the other/I’m gonna get through this one way or another
Cause I know it’s warmer where you are/Cause no matter how far the view/I still always look up to you

I love how fun this album feels for feeling so aggressive. Great combination, but hard to do right, I think.

This would be a great way to kick off the day at 8 a.m., if my iPod was still working. =(