Somewhere between Jawbreaker and Leatherface, the band are never too punk and never too pop. This Philadelphia trio concentrate on anthemic rockers, Suture Self finds them spitting through clenched teeth, bashing out ’77 shaped sounds in a seething melodic racket whilst Sickening is a sort of Jimmy Eat World moody pop way, if Jimmy Eat World drank battery acid every morning that is. This album is sounding pretty genuine and mature, although this band has only been around for a few years. More importantly, it rocks and has the ability to stick long after, and its flawlessly produced. Truly a little gem, Keep Your Heart is out on the 20th of February 06 through the German wing of Fat Wreck.
Label: Fat Wreck Chords – FAT705-2
Format: CD, Album
Released: 21 Feb 2006
Genre: Rock, Punk
1 Suture Self 2:37 Lead Guitar – Colin “CPM” McGinniss*
2 Breathe In 2:32
3 Jane 2:55
4 Over 50 Club 1:13
5 Please Be Here 2:28 Organ – Minu Aghevli
6 Hurry Up And Wait 2:28
7 Sickening 3:31 Organ – Minu Aghevli
8 Living Will (Get You Dead) 2:06 Lead Guitar – Colin “CPM” McGinniss*
9 The Odds 2:47
10 Benson And Hedges 2:10 (The Curse cover)
11 Arsenic 2:57 Organ – Dave Hause
12 100k 2:44
13 Player Hater Anthem 3:32
Copyright (c) – Fat Wreck Chords
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fat Wreck Chords
Recorded At – Salad Days Studio
Mixed At – Salad Days Studio
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Produced At – Invisible Sound
Backing Vocals – Ericka Pfeiffer-Hause, Jen Snyder, Justin Snyder, Melissa Hause, Sarah Hause
Bass [Electric] – Michael ‘Spider’ Cotterman*
Drums [Drum Kit], Tambourine – Mike Sneeringer
Piano – Melissa Hause
Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics By – Dave Hause
Recorded and mixed October 13 – November 10 at Salad Days in Baltimore, MD.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.
“Benson and Hedges” originally performed by The Curse
Pre-production recorded at Invisible Sound August 30 and 31.
Lodging provided by Mark Beemer of Fortress Beemer
Some catchy East Coast anthems on this debut full length from three delicious Cheesesteaks. They’ll have their own statues next to Rocky in no time!
5.0 out of 5 stars These guys are tired of crappy ‘punk’ too!,
There seems to only be a few bands left that still give a damn about having energy and writing good punk rock. The Loved Ones are among that group, and this CD proves that punk isn’t quite dead. A straightforward punk sound a la faster Social D, with loud n’ scratchy vocals somewhat reminiscent of Hot Water Music (but not as low and gruff, Dave can hit notes better) or Brendan from Lawrence Arms. There are only a few songs on here I could skip over, but the entire album is a great listen. For fans of the above-mentioned bands or anything of the sort. A great pick up for when all that monotonous 4/4 tempo, clean channel “indie” music is bumming you out.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome,
Not much else to say, this is just a great album. If you like catchy punk rock with a raw edge, you’ll love this. Impossible to pick a fave on this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album,
Simply put, this is a great album. I found these guys on MySpace and got the CD, and really enjoyed it. They are just straight up good old fashioned punk rock. Yet their vocals are quite good and make it fun to listen to, but also retain that punk rock urgency that is missing from so many albums. Great album for fans of just good driving punk rock.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!,
I was expecting a super poppy album, but this turned out to be a solid, slightly-poppy album. The album flows from one song to the next making it a real Album (not an i-Tunes one-to-three hit wonder)
5.0 out of 5 stars The Loved Ones,
Great, great, great, great, great album. How Dave Hause and the Loved Ones aren’t widely known is beyond me. Great song writing. A good one for those big on lyrical content.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, but really good for what it is…,
Nothing new, nothing interesting, nothing that stands out. Pretty much like every band that spawned from Lifetime. But at the same time, just keeps your toe tapping and is catchy, but not in an obnoxious and overtly poppy or limp. The thing that really makes this stand out vs. a million other bands that don’t do this style well, is the rough-around-the-edges spark of soul.
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