Best Of 2012

Best DIY Record: Awkward Age 7"

Best DIY Record

While many DIY bands assemble their own records, few put together the components with as distinctive a personal twist as Tampa Bay's Awkward Age did with their new self-titled 7". The pop punk three-piece (bassist/vocalist Vic Alverez, guitarist Matt Shumate and drummer Eric Turner) hand-assembled the packaging, screen-printing each cover and attaching unique photos to each record showing a range of subjects, from a local gadfly to a Tinker Toy version of a Ferris wheel. awkwardage.bandcamp.com