Review: Fireworks Go Up!

Fireworks Go Up!
““You’’re Welcome””
(Baryon Records)

Blasting off and setting air molecules into rapid compression and rarefraction, Fireworks Go Up! lauches into powerful, mid-tempo songs on their new album. Frontman Dan Coutant sounds like he’s pleading with his intended audience and trying to make sense of their actions on songs like “Chewed Up and Spit Out” and “Stronger as it Goes.”  Heartfelt emotion comes across with a positive connotation in Coutant’s voice and the band as a whole backs up his sentiments, playing to his inflections in a way that enhances them and communicates hope in their message.