Label: Run For Cover The double EP from New York “chiptune punk” band Crying titled “Get Olde/Second Wind” is not all new material, as “Get Olde” has lounged about on the internet since August of 2013, but the former EP does not show any signs of age, and the latter half in “Second Wind” is a brilliant expansion of Crying’s explosive formula. The formula is that of a standard punk tri so far as the fireworks-drummer and the power-chording distorted rhythm guitar. But Crying shuns the bass guitar and lead guitar for a modulated Gameboy, which blares out ecstatically joyful lines of 8-bit synthetic arpeggios on top of the guitar’s mostly lower register zone. There’s a prevailing sense throughout Get “Olde/Second Wind” that Crying’s music represents, the zeitgeist, the age of our time. There’s an underlying frothing of excitement, bursting at the seams with visions of utopian futures, paralleled by Crying’s universally major key signatures. There may not be a minor chord on the album.