Coming from the city of St. Louis Missouri, So They Say has had the same type of start that most bands do. They formed the band and in less than a year signed to Fearless Records, soon after the signing releasing their self-titled EP. About 9 months later they release their first full length entitled Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Antidote for IronyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, which is record by the famous Matt Squire (Panic! At the Disco, The Receiving End of Sirens). When I first heard the news about this release, I wasnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t expecting to much from it, but after listening to it my mind was forever changed about the band. They have managed to make an amazing alternative rock album, which is so far one of my favorite cds of the year.
The album hits you hard with its heavy guitar riffs, heavy drumming, and loud swinging vocals. It starts off with the song Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”In Loving Memory OfÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, which starts off the great with its solid rock anthem like qualities. Then the title track Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Antidote for IronyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? follows up amazingly with its chanting chorus Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Put down, put down the loaded gunÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?. It is one of the catchiest lines IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ve heard in an alternative rock song in a while. The next few track are also amazing and very catchy. Although this album starts off amazing, the last few tracks seem to not be as well put together as the first half of the cd, and just donÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t live up to the same potential and the vocals are very catchy, but sometimes they get a little wild and off key. I recommend that everyone check this album out, and if you like it definitely go out and buy it. This is mostly for fans of For fans of Armor For Sleep, Thrice, Underoath, and The Starting Line.
1. In Loving Memory Of
2. Antidote for Irony
3. Anxiety Is Setting In
5. In Essence We Are Falling
6. You Asked Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Where Are We Now?Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?
7. Over Exposed Photo
8. The Burden
9. Act Like you are Listening, Until ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Your Turn to Talk
10. Talking In Circles
11. A Beautiful Plan
Stand out Tracks
Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Antidote for IronyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”GoodbyeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”In Essence We Are FallingÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Over Exposed PhotoÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?