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Park: It Won't Snow Where You're GoingIt Won't Snow Where You're Going (2003)
Lobster Records

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If you're the kind of person who notices the lyrics of a song first, prepare to be depressed. Park's second full-length album for Lobster Records will not make you smile after reading the lyric booklet (which has two songs that are number 5, apparently). Topics such as suicide, anger, rage, and de.
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If you're the kind of person who notices the lyrics of a song first, prepare to be depressed. Park's second full-length album for Lobster Records will not make you smile after reading the lyric booklet (which has two songs that are number 5, apparently). Topics such as suicide, anger, rage, and depression fill every corner of most of the songs, yet each one manages to clearly and effectively convey its message without seeming depressing just for depression's sake. Songs like the hauntingly graphic "Which Wrist First" paint quite a picture, and prompted the band to add a very appropriate list of organizations that can help people in upsetting times. The eerie-sounding "Conversations With Emily" is something most of us can relate to, as lead vocalist Ladd Mitchell is comforted by being told that "it won't snow where she is going" (New Jersey?).

As for all of you emotionless heathens out threre, fear not: this album delivers a fine dose of mid-tempo hooded-sweatshirt rock. The technical dual guitar parts in "Day One and Counting" and appeasing riffs in "Pomona For Empusa" are similar to label compatriots Staring Back and Over It. Vocally, Ladd has a very unique voice (similar to Millencolin or Midtown), but on certain songs, like "Dear Sweet Impaler", you just have to sit back and wonder if he can hit these notes live. Cameron Webb, who seems to produce every other disc ever made, provides a very crisp recording with his usual stellar drum sound.

"It Won't Snow Where You're Going" is a nice sophmore release from a band you'll probably be hearing a lot more of. Some unnecessary screaming is scattered here and there, and the melodies aren't immediately catchy, but my complaints are few and far between. Check them out live, and give this album a try.

 

 
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alien (March 31, 2011)

"mid-tempo hooded-sweatshirt rock"

dangertrevor (June 20, 2006)

I love park...and Ladd haha.

Anonymous (March 13, 2006)

I was incredibly impressed with this work of genius. I'm in a band myself and when my fellow members and I took a listen of "It Won't Snow Where You're Going," we were blown away. Ladd's uniquite vocals only add to the wonderfully played guitar riffs and amazing drum work. My band and I suggest anyone and everyone who has heard of Park to give them more then a listen.

Anonymous (March 12, 2006)

the greatest midwest mathrock ever

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Awesome cd, park deserves more than they get

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

this cd ispure brillance. i love it. i was amazed when i first herd it. i can listen to it over and over again and it never gets old,this cd is cream your pants good, its pure ahhhh

E-rock (March 23, 2005)

My band has opened for these guys once and they blew my mind out of the back of my head. they are amazing

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

one word....AWESOME

Anonymous (September 2, 2004)

"i was incredibly stoked on this album when i bought it, but it found its way in to every other cd in my library. once good and then it's old and you just don't really HAVE!! to pull it out anymore. track 7 is definitely the best. the gunshot sound effect is brilliance."

It's a door slamming...not a gunshot.

Anonymous (April 10, 2004)

not about a chick going to florida. going to hell.

Anonymous (February 8, 2004)

yes, Ladd can hit all those notes live, the only complaint I have is that they got rid of Gabe Looker(the screamer/bassist on IWSWYG), other than that,they are amazing live, and also they started here in Springfield,IL where I live

ilikemusictoo (January 23, 2004)

i was incredibly stoked on this album when i bought it, but it found its way in to every other cd in my library. once good and then it's old and you just don't really HAVE!! to pull it out anymore. track 7 is definitely the best. the gunshot sound effect is brilliance.

Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

The only people in NJ are greasy Italians and mopey pussy emo fags.

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

no. you're just in denial.

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

Here's the thing about people who make fun of NJ: they are simply jealous, because they have to resort to unfounded insults involving trash and the NJ parkway, but in reality they know that where they live can not compare to the amazing state of NJ. it's ok, really. i'd be upset if i wasnt from NJ, too.

ALineInYourBook (November 23, 2003)

1) Superdude, you're an idiot. Find a hobby.
2) Sickboi, see above comment to superdude. I don't wanna hear how much you hate EVERYTHING that is ever reviewed.
3) Buy this album. It's worth it.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

You should'nt know that he knows that. You fucking kill my boner. You make me want to vomit. cock is the new pussy
twat

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

you shouldn't know that...now leave.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

if that actually is a reference to a girl moving to florida, that's way too similar to that song by nfg it'll never snow in florida or whatever it's called

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

what does that mean? peas? Did you mean Please? as in please buy? or maybe Peace? Or just peas...like cool.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2575127816&ca tegory=2262&rd=1

Some PARK merch if you are interested.
Peas.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

"the screaming is awesome. they are one of few bands that should have had screaming all along and it helps add to the emo of the music."

umm ... have you even heard any of "No Signal", their first release on Lobster ... because I don't remember any screaming on it.

crowbarmark (November 20, 2003)

I'm listening to this CD right now, it sounds amazing.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"Park rocks. This album's been a long time coming, and for me, it's well worth the wait. Best track: #7 (Dear Sweet Impaler). I also was taken aback by the use of occasional screams, but I can handle them. I wonder who's screaming though, it doesn't really sound like Ladd. I hope it's not the beginning of a trend for them though..."

Agreed on the best track. The screams, well, at first I was like, what the hell? However, now I think it fits in perfectly and if you've ever seen them live, it's a pretty safe bet that it's Gabe doing the screaming. I don't guess it will be a trend since he's not in Park anymore.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

superchoade needs his ass kicked real bad.

Heres a list of reasons why he is a pussy

1) He makes dumbass lists suggesting how to fix reviews...which is odd because nobody gives a shit what he thinks.

2) You know he owns at least one Douchbag Confessional CD.

3) His screen name is superdude. What the fuck is that. Are you a thirteen year old mall punk?

4) Hes from Canada...instant sign of being a pussy

5) If youre going to make jokes can you make sure theyre funny? Thanks broseph

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Actually, to clear things up, the review says "'It Wont Snow Where you're going' is a nice SOPHOMORE release from a band..." As if anyone cares.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"the screaming is awesome. they are one of few bands that should have had screaming all along and it helps add to the emo of the music."

Comment of the day award. I'm still laughing.

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

the screaming is awesome. they are one of few bands that should have had screaming all along and it helps add to the emo of the music.

ps. park rocks

sleepwalk (November 19, 2003)

Park rocks. This album's been a long time coming, and for me, it's well worth the wait. Best track: #7 (Dear Sweet Impaler). I also was taken aback by the use of occasional screams, but I can handle them. I wonder who's screaming though, it doesn't really sound like Ladd. I hope it's not the beginning of a trend for them though...

I love the fact that they have their own unique twist on their so-called genre of music - and that they essentially keep it the same on this album. Works beautifully.

These guys are so cordial and nice, I hope they get some well-deserved attention for this release.

Oh, and about the 'more than 2 albums' thing, this is their 3rd full length. The first was in 98 on a small indie, Playingfield (they've also released the typical 7"s, EPs and splits). Impossible to come by! I asked Justin about it and he said he was pretty sure they didn't have any copies left. Bummer. I'd love to hear how I could get one though...

TheMarc (November 19, 2003)

I know Park has more than 2 albums, but if you'd read more carefully, you'll notice it said "second full length for Lobster Records". Oy.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I guess me. Like I said, I don't like this band. But that type of reference is idiotic. Let me guess, the girl left him and his hoodie all alone?

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Actually, it's a reference to a girl moving to Florida. Who's the retard now?

Regards.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

The guy below is a retard. I don't like this band, but its a reference to HELL, you jackass.

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

This might be the worst title for an album EVER!!!! It Won't Snow Where You're Going Ugh. Come on guys. I'm sure it has some special meaning, but take a step back and look at it.
p.s. PARK has more than two albums, and have been around since '96. Do some friggin research if you are going to try and state the facts.

Hmmph.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

And does it have a wadding pool?

your piss-poor attempt at humor is overshadowed by your 3rd grade spelling. moron. the score is for your IQ.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

what the bloody hell is hoodie rock?a better description is needed please and also that term should be boycotted.
and if you want dark depressing lyrics check out background music by american nightmare.

FortyMinutesWest (November 18, 2003)

Haha, I didn't even notice that the first time I read this. That is pretty bad...

exhaustra (November 18, 2003)

are you people SERIOUSLY using terms like 'hoodie-rock?' is 'emo' out already?

don't you have chores to do?

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

It won't snow where you're going: hell.

Fuckin moron.

Icapped2pac (November 18, 2003)

Pretty sparse review. I think this is a very good CD by one of the best hoodie-rock bands out there, in my opinion. If you liked their first record, you'll like this one, too. I was taken a little aback by the screams at first listen, but I think the one in particular on "Dear Sweet Impaler" after the breakdown REALLY works. Most of the cockasses on this site will hate and mock this stuff relentlessly, but if you're as big a fan of this style of music as I am, you'll love it. Between these guys, Over It, and Staring Back (and old Whippersnapper), I'd have to say Lobster fucking rules.

superdude (November 18, 2003)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I'd make it better:

1. IS this a city park, or a playground?

2. Is it closed at dusk? And does it have a wadding pool?

3. If it makes you depressed, shouldn't the band provide people with anti-depressants?

4. How come more bands aren't called Park? I mean, it's a pretty good name.

5. Does Lorenzo like it?

exhaustra (November 18, 2003)

hooded sweatshirt rock? is this what reviewers are stooping to these days?

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

This cd is amazing.

FortyMinutesWest (November 18, 2003)

I got this in the mail a couple weeks ago, it's pretty dull, oh well, not like I paid anything for it.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

yeah im goin to the cd release show with mock orange and the junior varsity. rock

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Meh, I saw these guys live once....not impressed. Lobster is becoming waaaaaay overrated.

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

It snows in Jersey.

You fucking with Jersey, bitch?

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