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How Do We Jump This High? - Funny/Not Funny [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

How Do We Jump This High?

How Do We Jump This High?: Funny/Not Funny [7-inch]Funny/Not Funny [7-inch] (2011)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


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With a melodic punk bend akin to Bridge and Tunnel and Latterman, How Do We Jump This High? packs four pretty darn fun songs into their new seven-inch, Funny/Not Funny, despite some bummer lyrics. While the musicians add in the occasional post-hardcore flourish, for the most part, this is catchy not.


With a melodic punk bend akin to Bridge and Tunnel and Latterman, How Do We Jump This High? packs four pretty darn fun songs into their new seven-inch, Funny/Not Funny, despite some bummer lyrics. While the musicians add in the occasional post-hardcore flourish, for the most part, this is catchy not-quite-pop-punk bordering on '90s emo.

"En Route" kicks off the seven-inch with a rousing round of regret. Turns out the narrator misses somebody something fierce, but the chorus begs for some gang vox live. So hey, take it easy guy. "Potential" is more sad sackery, this time reflecting on a town that's slowly dying near the end of a year. It gets a little maudlin at times–"I'm indicted for everything I gave up on"–but there's still a driving drum beat and throaty vox to carry the song along.

The B-side offers two more songs in a similar fashion. "The Greats" is about missing someone (again) and "Migraines" is about being disappointed in oneself (again). Clearly, Funny/Not Funny is the feel-good hit of the year. But then, the name should let you know that. How Do We Jump This High? The answer is moon shoes.

 

 
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