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Witroy

Witroy: Send Your Love Or Just Fade AwaySend Your Love Or Just Fade Away (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: greg0rbgreg0rb
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From Joliet, IL, Witroy follows in the tradition of Chicagoland teen-heartthrob pop punk/power pop bands trying to hit it big. Fall Out Boy, Spitalfield, Lucky Boy's Confusion, The Dog And Everything, August Premier, Split Habit and The Plain White T's come to mind first as the most successful the c.


From Joliet, IL, Witroy follows in the tradition of Chicagoland teen-heartthrob pop punk/power pop bands trying to hit it big. Fall Out Boy, Spitalfield, Lucky Boy's Confusion, The Dog And Everything, August Premier, Split Habit and The Plain White T's come to mind first as the most successful the city has to offer as of late. Besides being fans of The Dog And Everything, Witroy appears to have a svengali in Jim Dietzen, guitarist of that group.

Formed in 2001, Witroy isn't the most prolific of bands, seeming to have only produced five songs in three years. They released a three-song EP in 2002 and now this three-song EP in 2004, with one song that is rerecorded from the first. This disc is not even nine minutes of music. The three songs are solid but are devoid of any kind of punk edge, leaving one with simply loud pop. It makes sense being that the closest thing to a punk band that they list as an influence are Green Day and Jimmy Eat World; they are more influenced by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Led Zeppelin, but there's nothing wrong that, either.

"Fade Away" is the best track, with the strongest melody sung in an unusually low range for vocalist Craig Miller. Plus, they throw a synth solo in the bridge of the song for no real reason, but it adds to the hooks of the tune. "Meg" has an interesting verse that strips away the backbeat and brings everything down a bit to make the chorus seem more powerful in comparison. The closer is the re-worked "Paper Lantern," which has a nice Green Day style bounce to it (į la "Minority" or "Hitchin' A Ride"), an interesting coincidence with the title being so close to a Green Day song.

The music and songwriting here are pretty tight but pretty damn bland and forgettable at the same time. Plus, with hardly nine minutes of music to base my opinion on, I am hesitant to give a good score even if I rate it for what it is, power pop and not punk in the least. If they can produce a full-length with this consistency the entire way through, we may be on to the next Chicago sensation here. Get to work, Witroy.

 


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Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

I think this wi=riter is wrong witroy has great music and I have every song they sing memorized
This writer needs to know what he is talking about before he starts judging bands!

Anonymous (March 12, 2006)

Witroy is insanely awesome fer sher.

Craig- The one that likes to mess with your head just for laughs. His voice = amazing
Ron- The one that makes everyone say "whos the cutie on the guitar?" He's probably the easiest person to talk to in the world and on top of all that...he gives GREAT hugs
Mike- Damn good bassist... I would say he is the funny guy
Steve- The cool guy going all balls on the drums to impress the live audiences. Audiences are impressed more than 100% of the time

These guys are the best and if you ever get a chance to go to one of their shows, do so. Stop and chat with them for a while. You can strike up a conversation about anything with anyone of them.

(Ryan's Hope is also a damn good band but this is a Witroy article)

Anonymous (January 18, 2005)

Ryan's Hope rules.....the old TV show that is! Hahahaha......Ryan's Hope the band couldn't be further from good......A Death in Californis is a joke.....in fact all Joliet bands suck monkey balls!

Anonymous (January 12, 2005)

Ryans hope is the only good thing to come from the depths of Joliet.

unless you somehow think five point-0 was a good thing.

greg0rb (January 11, 2005)

Ryan's Hope is also from Joliet and they rule fo' sho'.
-Greg

Anonymous (January 11, 2005)

A Death in California is from the joliet area, and they dont suck. That is all.

Anonymous (January 11, 2005)

this band sucks.

hard.

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