Athletics “Who You Are Is Not Enough”
<3> “III” – Enter Drago. This song must break me. Into our third song of drums power their way through some scream-singing, I looked this band up and managed to find that they are from New Jersey, same city as Bam Bam Bigelow. They also thank Deep Elm on their Band Camp page, so I wonder if they’re on a label. Regardless, when I get back to the east coast I am making it my personal mission to see this band. There is a lot of technical music in this six minute song, the vocals as has been the pattern thus far sparse. Now some whoa-oh-oh’s… And the song is done.
<4> “IV” – Now Drago is going to kill Rocky like he killed Apollo Creed. “If he dies, he dies”. So upon further research I’ve learned that if these guys aren’t on Deep Elm, at least one of their songs is because they are what the label calls “post rock” and you can download some free sampler from the DE site that has them on it I suppose. So apparently there are several other albums by this band out there and they have been released on Deep Elm. Apparently I am slow to the punch once again. Serves me right for leaving the music scene for all those years.
<5> “V” – And we open with piano. Time will heal the deepest wounds—that and Rocky VI. This song seems so short compared to the others.
By virtually staying out of the music scene, I have apparently missed the music known as Athletics, which is just proving that there really is nothing to do in NJ other than make music. If you’re like me and you’ve missed out on this band, then these five songs should convince you that this is some truly amazing music here.
Recommended Downloading Level: 5/5