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Kaddisfly: Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You A UnicornBuy Our Intention; We'll Buy You A Unicorn (2005)
Hopeless Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Put aside what might be the most pretentious album title of the year, some pseudo-intellectual filler ("Horses Galloping On Sailboats"), and some pretty self-indulgent song titles ("For The Ejection Of Rest; They'll Dance" and "Let Weight Be Measured By Merit"), and you'll have one very interesting .
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Put aside what might be the most pretentious album title of the year, some pseudo-intellectual filler ("Horses Galloping On Sailboats"), and some pretty self-indulgent song titles ("For The Ejection Of Rest; They'll Dance" and "Let Weight Be Measured By Merit"), and you'll have one very interesting and effective rock album. It's not quite emo, it's not quite prog-rock, it's not quite alt-rock -- it's an amalgam of all those things, but there's still more. There's some space rock, new wave, and some hard rock leanings on Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You A Unicorn, Kaddisfly's second and first album released nationally through Hopeless Records.

While combining vastly different styles isn't exactly a new thing, especially in the day and age where bands are reaching for anything from the closet to combine with their neo-teenage angst and call it art, Kaddisfly does it a tad bit differently. They put a lot of thought into their songs, whereas most of their competition just kind of throw a bunch of genres together and hope it maks some sort of impact. The band most often vists a spacey kind of emo rock, not too far off from Codeseven at times, but not too close to them either. They also tend to sound like a less-pretentious Brazil, but again, not really -- there's so many bands that Kaddisfly seem to pull from that it's become such a new thing that it's actually hard to identify what sources the sounds originally came from.

The album is really just something you'll have to hear to understand, and you'll need some time before you can really form an opinion. You might hate it at first because it sounds like everything at once, but if you give it a chance, it just might win you over and completely envelop your life. You might even like it a lot at first -- it just depends. Regardless of how you come around, you'll notice how clear this album's production is right off the bat. There's so much attention given to each instrument, and it's rare that an album on an indie label gets as much of a treatment as this one does. Make sure you check out "La Primera Natural Disaster," for it's one of the hardest-hitting tracks on the album, and the delightful "The Calm of Calamity." Hopefully, you'll like it.

 

 
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SilentStorms (May 2, 2005)

What's with all the band name and song title bashing on this site? The band writes the songs, so they can call that shit whatever the fuck they want. What? Do you want 1 word titles all the fucking time that can get confused with 800 other band titles? Just deal with it ... jeez.

Anonymous (May 2, 2005)

Hopeless Records was named after a Guttermouth song

hubitcherkokov (May 2, 2005)

All pretentious awards (razzies?) go to The Mars Volta. Fuck those dudes.

soulbleed (May 1, 2005)

guttermouth was on hopeless?

Anonymous (May 1, 2005)

i liked break the silence. i thought it was pretty nifty.

Anonymous (April 30, 2005)

That Heckle album WAS the shit. I miss 'em.

Chason (April 30, 2005)

Um, Guttermouth!

potshotrocker (April 30, 2005)

scared of chaka, digger, atom and his package

those bands put out some good albums too

Anonymous (April 30, 2005)

Oh, and that Heckle album was great too.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 30, 2005)

This label has only put out 3 good albums in its entire history: the two D4s and Pray for Mojo by Mustard Plug.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 30, 2005)

what the fuck is juice?

Inspection12e (April 29, 2005)

Ugh edit button for retarded like me would be nice. PPD* not OOD

Inspection12e (April 29, 2005)

Pretty solid release thought tends to drag at times but definatly worth the 10 bucks ood from hopeless.

Anonymous (April 29, 2005)

what the fucks a frush?

stevejonestherealbones (April 29, 2005)

what the fucks a kaddisfly?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

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