English pop-punk practitioners Male Bonding were clearly a good fit for Sub Pop when they signed to the label to release the Nothing Hurts album earlier this year. One of the band members sports a classic Sub Pop “loser” T-shirt during this live performance clip to promote “All Things This Way” from that record, although their sound is far lighter than the legions of original Sub Pop artists who sported similar attire in the early days of the label. But this is a great brief blast of what the band does best—ie. hook laden pop songs full of “ooh-ooh” backing vocals and a fervent desire to never outstay their welcome. As such, “All Things This Way” clocks in at a neat one minute and forty seconds.
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