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The Stereo State

The Stereo State: Caffeine, Beer & Quoting Movies [7-inch]Caffeine, Beer & Quoting Movies [7-inch] (2010)
Neutral Territory

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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The Stereo State play punky melodic hardcore, but that might be a vague descriptor in 2011. It would conjure up very specific thoughts if this was the late '90s, though: The band's got Avail's speed and moderate gruffness graced by Samiam's tender emotion. They combine 'em well on their five-song 7".


The Stereo State play punky melodic hardcore, but that might be a vague descriptor in 2011. It would conjure up very specific thoughts if this was the late '90s, though: The band's got Avail's speed and moderate gruffness graced by Samiam's tender emotion. They combine 'em well on their five-song 7", Caffeine, Beer & Quoting Movies.

That familiar, forbidden-esque beat propels "Spit Hot Fire" and "Whalesounds" forward, while the band exhibit a looser playfulness in "There Is No U in Team". "No Failure" might be the standout, with the band spinning a little bit of strained dynamism through an upbeat chug and a sly hint of Epitaph-era Hot Water Music guitar work and "whoa"s. They allow themselves some goofiness on an untitled bonus track, incorporating a little power metal for the hell of it.

Otherwise, '90s punk fans would do well to seek out the Stereo State's 7" here, a well-done and still very promising EP.

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endnote (May 31, 2011)

The second review is way more spot on than the first. Stoked for the new record from these dudes.

MikeMoak (May 31, 2011)

The Stereo State
â??Caffeine, Beer, and Quoting Movies 7″
Neutral Territory Records

The Stereo State is 4 rad dudes from Massachusetts. They play pop punk they way it should be, fast and melodic. For some reason this 7 inch always makes me think of that 88 Fingers Louie / Kid Dynamite split, that style of pop punk, and that attitude is very present on this EP. Andy Frongilloâ??s vocals on this record will give you goosebumps; heâ??s got an amazing voice which really sets this band far apart from the rest. These guys have been at it awhile (Five Across The Eyes & McClane) putting out several demoâ??s, splits, and full lengths, but you can tell they really found their sound this time around. This EP is awesome start to finish. â??Whalesoundsâ?ť and â??Blood Ran Coldâ?ť are my favorites. Massachusetts is pretty swamped with pop punk bands, some are good, a lot are not, but The Stereo State is one of the best, check this out! 10/10!!!
For fans of: Good Riddance, Lifetime, Face to Face

-Mike Moak // AMP

http://www.ampmagazine.com/10480/the-stereo-state-caffeine -beer-and-quoting-movies-7/

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