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Blue Sky Mile

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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: RyanRyan
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Blue Sky Mile is a very emo name. It could've been picked out of a hat during the hey day of bands like Jawbreaker, Modest Mouse, and Sunny Day Real Estate. But unlike their namesake, Blue Sky Mile digs more at traditional indie rock, rather than continue on the trite screaming emo trend that is .
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Blue Sky Mile is a very emo name. It could've been picked out of a hat during the hey day of bands like Jawbreaker, Modest Mouse, and Sunny Day Real Estate.

But unlike their namesake, Blue Sky Mile digs more at traditional indie rock, rather than continue on the trite screaming emo trend that is currently taking over suburban malls across America.

The Seattle quintet's self-titled debut is seven tracks of solid rock. From the occasionally mathy "Universal City" to the love letter-themed "My Fall," the EP shows the promise and potential of a band that's ready to leave a mark in indie scene.

The fact that Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla produced some of these songs doesn't hurt their street cred, though I doubt that is the crux of how good this EP is.

The only the downfall of Blue Sky Mile is that by the time you reach the last song, you can predict the structure of their songwriting. Hopefully their upcoming full-length on Initial will be more diverse. Oh well, at least there wasn't any screaming.

 

 
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Anonymous (March 15, 2004)

Nice guitar music, but the singer is the same-old annoying nasal guy who sings for every flavor of the month band these days.

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

Tin Can Lullaby blew these guys away last year at GodCoreFest

Anonymous (November 11, 2003)

in the review: ''the occasionally mathy "Universal City"'. mathy = math rock(?)

Anonymous (November 10, 2003)

this band is AWFUL. i saw them at krazy fest, the same old high-winey voiced fashion shit you've heard a million times before.

CallingLondon (November 10, 2003)

i don't see how this name is "emo" but whatever. and who said anything about math rock?

Anonymous (November 9, 2003)

I like the album cover.

Oh, look what I just found under my bed! PANTIES! Cleaning is soooo much fun.

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annonymous (November 8, 2003)

not a bad band..but i think they're way more emo than indie

Anonymous (November 8, 2003)

what the hell is math rock anyways?

Anonymous (November 7, 2003)

GOOD fucking band. check them out.

dignin (November 7, 2003)

neither does modest mouse, nor their music

adam (November 7, 2003)

The name "Jawbreaker," totally taken out the context of the band, dosen't convey "emo' to me at all.

-adam

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