The Luxury Sounds of the Losing Blueprint
It was almost a year ago now since I first heard of the Nationale Blue. I was handed a flyer for one of their shows by someone I believe was in the band, however it was a few hours away from me (in MA), so I didn't go not knowing any of the bands on the show.
Now, here it is, almost a year later and the Nationale Blue has a song on this comp. I didn't know they were instrumental. Maybe they're not and only this song is. Either way, I listen to the Cancer Conspiracy too much lately to complain.
Digging deeper into this comp, I find many bands I like. Music I am already familiar with such as Popcanon, Andrew Wagner and bird gets the smile. I like a lot of these bands who I have never heard before.
A Radio With Guts has the instrumental "It's Wednesday, Fuck You".
Polaris Mine seems like a band I know the name of for some reason, didn't they do the theme song to the Adventures of Pete and Pete? Either way, the song is upbeat and full of fast paced lyrics. It reminds me of what the Apex Theory would sound like had they been actually a good band and not some corporate created 311 clone.
This comp actually kicks off with the drum rolling sound ogthe Method and the Result. Fiesel provides some rock with mixed screams. Technically guitar fueled music backs Score One For the Fat Kid.
Through these fifteen songs one thing remains perfectly clear: None of these songs sound like the other. Rather than hearing a comp. from, say, Vagrant, you can actually tell these bands apart as they have sounds that aren't even resembling of other bands. Plus, all of these bands are good.