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Chewing on Tinfoil

Chewing on Tinfoil: ShavingShaving (2010)
self-released

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Chewing on Tinfoil follows up their solid 2009 full-length, Get Rich or Try Dyin', with this EP, Shaving. Not only is it a solid continuation of the band's sprightly ska-punk, but they've actually added horns to their ensemble to give it that fuller impression. The new digs are evident in opener .
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Chewing on Tinfoil follows up their solid 2009 full-length, Get Rich or Try Dyin', with this EP, Shaving. Not only is it a solid continuation of the band's sprightly ska-punk, but they've actually added horns to their ensemble to give it that fuller impression.

The new digs are evident in opener "The White-Washed Blues", a number that's sprawling without being carnivalistic or over the top. The two-minute "Uprooted and Booted" plays off those Streetlight Manifesto/early Catch 22 comparisons while maintaining a restraint and nimble pacing that's always been part of the band's core strengths. While the steady upstroke beat of the middle few tracks feels a little stagnant by the time "I Was Here, But I Disappear" rolls through, it's a nice vibe. The energetic, scrappy closing title track builds a heartwarming metaphor out of familial relations.

This is another solid entry from Chewing on Tinfoil as they tinker with their sound a bit. Definitely a reasonable recommendation for ska-punk fans.

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Hullskacore (April 17, 2012)

Quite honestly the best ep i've heard in years. They blend energy and originality at every turn and and their passion for the music they are into is evident. Like all the best bands they sound inlfuenced by and not just like a copy of other bands.
To call them a ska band is unfair as they dont follow many typical ska rhythms and the brass is only slight. Shaving is the best song for me, a mature 'growing up' anthem.

mikeill (April 30, 2011)

This EP is savage... every song is class on it.

moistphily (April 29, 2011)

Might be slightly biased seeing as I'm from Dublin, but very much liking this EP. It's a great progression from their last release, and seems to be thought out that bit more. A good solid five tracks, with "Forty Shades of Grey" as the highlight, it's a really great, infectiously catchy song with some great riffs throughout.

RedScare (April 29, 2011)

I saw this band open for The Lawrence Arms in Dublin. They were fantastic live.

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