Queer punk band Eevie Echoes & the Locations has released their new album today, entitled The Cons of Being a Wallflower via Ska Punk International Records. The new album delivers a unique message with a lot of heart. Many of the songs on the album were some of the first that Eevie wrote picking up a guitar to cope with the challenges of transitioning. These songs were not written to be over complicated and the recordings are a reflection of the raw emotion of the songs.
About The Cons of Being a Wallflower Eevie says:
“They tell the story of a girl who’s just coming into herself for the first time, who’s in this very raw state of being freshly out, and who has to navigate a post-quarantine world. She simultaneously wants to be seen and loved but also has experienced the repercussions of what happens when you live as a visible, out, trans person. It’s not sunshine and rainbows, it’s scary and leads her to find unhealthy ways to cope with the feelings she’s having. She learns to love who she is in the moment and commits to growing and changing for the better.”
Eevie wears her influences on her sleeve. Her hope for The Cons of Being a Wallflower is that this album could be for someone out there what Ordinary Life by We are the Union or Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me! were for her. It’s very special to Eevie that this influence is coming full circle by having The Cons of Being a Wallflower mixed by Reade Wolcott from We are the Union.
The Cons of Being a Wallflower following the path of trans trailblazers in ska punk and punk makes it an album for the trans people of all ages, but especially trans youth discovering themselves in the lyrics as they listen repeatedly, dancing like no one’s watching through the daily trudge of life.
Stream the new album below and play it front to back, just how Eevie plans to play it live!