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Southcott are finally here with their debut full-lenght album on Rust / Less Avenged Records. “Flee The Scene” is filled with pop infused hooks, kicking drums, and sing along lyrics. The NY based band deliver a full 10 songs that only slightly vary in style but overall are worthing of rocking out to.
With the intro track “Where The Tabloids Won’t Find Us” we are introduced to their upbeat and catchy style. You instantly know that you will be in for a fun album after the first track. Songs like “Sin City: Your Bed Sheets, My Legacy” are very upbeat but don’t technical follow the old school pop-punk most people would think this album is going to be. On “The October Tradition” the band lay things out a little better with more dynamics and range to their instruments. When I first heard “Red Lights And Rooftops” I wasn’t to fond of the way the vocals opened up the song, but you’ll find yourself singing them soon after. “Lifeboats For High Hopes” is a great catchy song where the band mix some upbeat parts with some laid back parts for a more mid-tempo feel. The album so far has been filled with catchy songs that do carry on the same sound but are fun to listen to none the less. The band change things up with an acoustic track titled “Friendly Fire.” Although the song is slow compared to the rest of the album it’s a good change and PenningsÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ vocals make up for it. Wrapping up the album is the track “We’ll Take This Outside, 1:17.” The band keep their upbeat style going on this track that doesn’t fail to impress.
Ever since I first heard these new songs I knew the album would be a great listen. Overall the album goes by way to fast at just 27 minuets and you are left wanting more. If your into pop-punk then this is a must buy for the year, you can rock out and even relax to the album, its all up to you.
1. Where The Tabloids WonÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t Find Us
2. Sin City: Your Bed Sheets, My Legacy
3. Red Lights and Rooftops
4. The October Tradition
5. Lifeboats for High Hopes
6. Vengeance IsnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t the Right Word
7. Post March Third
8. WeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll Take This Outside, 12:45
9. Friendly Fire
10. WeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll Take This Outside 1:17
“Sin City: Your Bed Sheets, My Legacy”, “Lifeboats For High Hopes”, “We’ll Take This Outside, 1:17”
After reviewing Fivespeed’s Bella EP this past summer I was actually looking forward to their full-length. Overall I was pulled in by Jared’s voice as it’s nothing short of spectacular. On Morning Over Midnight Fivespeed unleash a flurry of new songs that pick up where their EP left us hanging. “Fair Trade” opens the CD to a powerful and vocally ear pleasing song. Jared’s voice is not something you can ignore on this track leg alone this CD. The band bring along their powerful style and sugar sweeten it with lots of melody throughout this whole album. On the title track “Morning Over Midnight” the band slows things down just a notch to more of a radio friendly track. The band has overall polished their sound since their EP but have they done it a little bit to much? Both “The Mess” and “Vegas” have been carried over from the bands EP to this full-lenght. These songs have more of an old prog or grudge feel to them compared to their new tracks. Besides the emotion that “Touch Of One” gives off the rest of the tracks are rather disappointing. They slow things down way to much for what I was expecting this album to be. You can rule out this as being a great hard rock album and throw it in the not what you expected pile.
I think the band was either pushed or thought for themeless that they should streamline their sound to be radio friendly. Their EP showed a lot of originality where as now they are floating down the mainstream rock river. I hope the band takes things up a notch on their future releases and doesn’t follow the radio friendly major label way.
1. Fair Trade
2. The Mess
3. Morning Over Midnight
4. Blame It On You
7. Touch Of One Listen
8. Drive (Field Guide)
9. Wait Forever Listen
10. Misery Loves Company
“Fair Trade”, “Touch Of One”, “The Mess”
Hailing from Santa Clara, CA, Blood On The Tracks is an up-and-coming three piece rock outfit who have plenty to show for their existence of less than a year. The bands influences come from bands like Muse, The Mars Volta, Jimmy Eat World and U2 and their sound comes from a mix of those bands as well as a sound like that of The Strokes and even Green Day.
On the bands debut 6 song EP they define their sound with mild to up beat songs. On the track “Tonight” the mix of indie guitars and a soft bass line flow through the speakers along with soft vocals. “Love Is Dead” is a catchy track with a nice chorus and some guitar effects to add depth to the song. On the track “Perfect” they mix in some piano and a stronger bass line for a song that differs from the others on this EP.
Blood On The Tracks are paving the road to a bright future. Their sound doesn’t compare to their influences as of yet but with some time on the road and more writing they can accomplish this task rather quickly. Check out this EP for a great indie band that isn’t following trends but rather making a new one.
1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
2. In Flames
4. Love Is Dead
6. Without You
“Love Is Dead”, “Perfect”, “In Flames”
Our 6th Podcast is now up for downloading. Katie joined me via Skype for this one. Don’t mind our rambling we recorded this late into the night and it was a good first shot at having a guest on the Podcast!
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