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Worship This!: Tomorrow, I'll Miss YouTomorrow, I'll Miss You (2013)
A-F Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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There are a few albums I've listened to regularly in my lifetime, not because they are a representation of incredible art, or because they are fun, but because they have a Pavlovian effect on me. The Draft's In a Million Pieces, Red City Radio's To the Sons and Daughters of Woody Guthrie and Avail's.
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There are a few albums I've listened to regularly in my lifetime, not because they are a representation of incredible art, or because they are fun, but because they have a Pavlovian effect on me. The Draft's In a Million Pieces, Red City Radio's To the Sons and Daughters of Woody Guthrie and Avail's Over the James all cure bad days like a tonic and if listened to while in the shower or commuting, act as a kind of prophylaxis, preventing awful days from happening before they even start.

This year, I've added Worship This's Tomorrow, I'll Miss You to my arsenal of crappy-day preventers.

Writing a RIYL/FFO of this band is a difficult endeavor. They have a sound that is all their own, but I'll stretch out on a limb and say that they should draw comparisons to posi-core bands like Iron Chic, Spraynard, and Latterman. That is to say, this is the sort of record to listen to while driving or walking around on a really sunny day, and the sort of band you want to see with all of your best friends, making sure to be arm-in-arm with them, high-fiving between each song. Singers Josh Taylor and Aaron Novak deliver their voices beautifully, with raw and gruff, but melodic and honest vocals layering over and between tons of jangly guitars. The pace is energetic, with some quieter breaks that lend this to be a three-dimensional album, and not a simple collection of singles and stinkers like most others.

Lyrically, the album starts out with a bang, roping in your mind instantly with singer Taylor telling you, existentially, "I DON'T WANT TO BE HUMAN."

He continues belting:

I don't want to be human
A species locked in a shell with no feeling at all
Is there any solution?
Deny ourselves from the prison that the world deems ours

Setting the stage for a blast of punk rock philosophy that is uplifting, motivating and thoughtful.

in "Anathema", he makes you think again:

Barricades control our lives
Making mountains out of hills that you've never even tried to climb
Now there's no one left to blame but our subjective minds will maintain
One day, we'll figure it out
Difference and accepting ourselves
Is all that's left of me what lays right here?

This is not just pop-punk about drinking beers on the beach or falling in love, this is an album of thoughts and experiences, of heartbreaks and life changes. It's a beautiful smattering of anecdotes of these men's lives and thoughts that makes you feel powerful and positive and just astoundingly alive.

On "Summit Tower," Jeremy Provchy exposes vulnerability beautifully:

When we were seventeen you kept your eyes so wide saying,
"Why the hell are we here?"
I said, "I don't know but I'm fucking terrified"
So just be here with me now

And in "Red Herring", Provchy shares experiences of breaking up, sobering up, and growing up:

I can't get to where I need to go
Twelve steps didn't make it easier
Maybe we can take the weekend to catch up on our rest
If we don't talk about it
Maybe we can just forget

This is a complex web of sad experiences and positive motivations, not just some simple punk rock album to simply flip once or twice on your turntable and place back in its sleeve. A strong contender for album of the year, it's a beautiful package, and comes surrounded with incredible art by Ryan Ford, surely a record to cherish for many years to come.

 

 
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Red City Radio - The Dangers of Standing StillRed City Radio - TitlesDead To Me - Moscow Penny AnteSpraynard - FuntitledIron Chic - Not Like ThisBanquets - BanquetsNo Trigger - TycoonPentimento - PentimentoElway - DelusionsRVIVR - LP [12-inch]

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Pencil (September 8, 2013)

solid review, nice record. yesssssss.

baseball (August 19, 2013)

A real grower of an album but an excellent one and a great live band. At this point I'd say this has worked it's way into solidly into my top 5 of the year. Right after Restorations.

Make_Way (August 18, 2013)

Solid album from front-to-back. It does take a few listens to get into, but once I reached that point, it has become an album I have listened to pretty much every day/every other day. Awesome band live, too.

xshoutoutx (August 17, 2013)

I'll settle for this until a new Timeshares record comes out.

levidolphin (August 16, 2013)

Took a few spins to really get into but that makes it great! Very diverse record, def in my top 10 of the year.

Magnetbox (August 16, 2013)

I liked their previous material but this didnt do much for me. Hopefully I "get it" on repeat listens.

ak3punk (August 16, 2013)

I haven't given it the attention deserves. I have enjoyed it with every listen. My only complaint is I feel it runs a bit long, and lags a little at tunes. But I do enjoy it more with every listen.

Solid review!

mattramone (August 16, 2013)

This band is rad and likes sewer parties.

EchosMyron (August 16, 2013)

Why devote so much of the review to quoting lyrics if they are that bad/generic? The reviewer is obviously an impressionable 16-year-old dipshit who reads Chuck Palahniuk and Charles Bukowski.

slymer (August 16, 2013)

rad album

exitenglish1208 (August 16, 2013)

such a great record

Icapped2pac (August 16, 2013)

Nothing groundbreaking here, but it's well executed and highly enjoyable. "What Happened To You, Melissa?" is my favorite jam. I fucking love "Michigan Ocean" from The Nard Years as well.

ianissuperrad (August 16, 2013)

Without a doubt my favorite record of the year.

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