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Tragic Hearts: Empty Art [EP]Empty Art [EP] (2012)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: Rich27Rich27
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Ah, the simple pleasures to be found in a fistful of some solid pop-punk! This Toronto-based band featuring two members of The Victim Party in Dean Richards and Pat Mathers (the former was also intThe Artist Life whilst the latter is also to be found in Hostage Life) certainly manages to get my feet.
Ah, the simple pleasures to be found in a fistful of some solid pop-punk! This Toronto-based band featuring two members of The Victim Party in Dean Richards and Pat Mathers (the former was also intThe Artist Life whilst the latter is also to be found in Hostage Life) certainly manages to get my feet tapping, my head nodding and having me get the air guitar out of its case, as they open up with an opening riff on "Havelock Street" that is nothing other than pure Johnny Ramone. In fact, that one reference should be enough of a pointer to get you interested (or not) in Tragic Hearts. However, it's far from being a total Ramones lovefest in here, as there are also nods towards many other bands that have also taken a huge influence from one of the greatest bands that ever graced a stage: Screeching Weasel and their ilk coming to mind frequently across these three songs. In addition to that on the final, and title, track the whole pulse of the song, the vocal delivery and the drive of the guitars manages to throw the Movielife and also I Am The Avalanche (more the second album) into the mix too.
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