Friday, April 20, 2012

SBSR: Record Setter “Thanks for Listening”

Recently, I’ve been downloading and listening to music like crazy from Band Camp.   This is a review of a group of songs by the same band I got from Band Camp- usually it constitutes an EP.   This is a song-by-song review and it is never to exceed six songs.   At the end, I will tell you the “Recommended Downloading Level”, which means whether or not I think you should spend your time downloading these songs.   It’s on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 meaning that you should stop reading my review and download these songs immediately and 1 meaning that if you even think about downloading these songs your computer will be infected with a horrific bad music virus.   Enjoy.
Record Setter “Thanks for Listening”
01: “Family Planning” [1:51] -- This starts with that punk rock sound of something like Bad Religion, but kind of comes off a bit more like Wax.   This has that indie/punk vibe to it like J Church.
02: “Basement” [2:03] -- Here we start with a grittier punk style, turning into something a bit more common sounding.  It almost turns into a pop punk based on music alone sometimes.   This song is good, but it has a very generic feel to it.
03: “Morning Voice” [2:46] -- We open with guitar and vocals only.   I’ve heard this before somewhere.   It’s not quite Bouncing Souls or Face to Face, but it is close.    Gritty vocals and pretty fast paced overall.
04: “20/20” [1:55] -- This one starts with a bit of a pop chord structure.  It kind of wants to be Hot Water Music almost, but not quite.  I don’t know, maybe that’s what I’m hearing and can’t place.    Maybe this is Hot Water Music. 
05: “Waiting Gets Older” [2:41] -- This is the “slower” ballad type song about heartbreak and what not.
                A little over eleven minutes, a decent display of punk rock if not something I feel like I’ve heard before. 
Recommended Downloading Level:  2/5

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