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Pseudo Heroes

Pseudo Heroes: Nostalgic LiesNostalgic Lies (2005)
Double Bonus / 1-2-3

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: TheOneTrueBillTheOneTrueBill
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After their schizophrenically brilliant sophomore album Prison Of Small Perception, the Pseudo Heroes come back with an even stronger EP. There's only one guest appearance and the more thrashy elements have been scaled back, creating a 20-minute block of solid rock. I've heard the Pseudo Heroes c.
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After their schizophrenically brilliant sophomore album Prison Of Small Perception, the Pseudo Heroes come back with an even stronger EP. There's only one guest appearance and the more thrashy elements have been scaled back, creating a 20-minute block of solid rock.

I've heard the Pseudo Heroes compared to Husker D√ľ in the past, and the first song "Future You" immediately made me think of the Husker classic "Never Talking To You Again." The punchy acoustic guitar and heartfelt vocals may lead you to think the band has taken yet another creative left turn, but this song is a bit of an aberration.

Tracks like "Open Your Eyes And I'll Close Mine" and "Borrowed Bonds" are speedy ditties with catchy as hell choruses. The fastest song on the EP is "Devil In The Dark," which has Andy Anderson from Attitude Adjustment doing a guest spot. "Devil In The Dark" could easily have been an outtake from Prison‚?¶. The title song features vaguely ska-tinged interludes amongst the mid-tempo madness. As the final song "Generation Overload" fades out, the listener knows that these songs will be in their head for the next few days.

This EP is definitely the Pseudo Heroes' best work so far. Some people wince when they hear the terms "skate punk" or "melodic punk rock." Show them Nostalgic Lies and watch them change their tune.

 

 
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Anonymous (May 19, 2005)

sam, when is it coming out! i'm checking the site like daily. i can't wait to hear it, and look forward to a tour (again)
ty- atl.

Anonymous (May 17, 2005)

The cover at least looks cool, what's with the name though?

Anonymous (May 16, 2005)

I gotta get this. Pseudo Heros are great.

Anonymous (May 15, 2005)

U say yur not conservativ but you know a natzi and suburban punk sux get a mohuak i dont kare if you are conservativ who kares ihate u? !

am i cool yet?

Anonymous (May 15, 2005)

Is there anything more pathetic than an anonymous troll trying to stir up shit with a band he's never heard for no reason? Interpussy reaches new heights. I think the real "whiner" is quite evident in this thread.

Anonymous (May 14, 2005)

Thanks for posting a review of not only a worthless band, but a worthless band's release that isn't even availible to the public.

Poor Interpunk and RevHQ, I bet they had to hire extra people to field all the calls of "When is the Psuedu Heros release coming out? Can I pre-order 45 copies!!!".

I think the nonsense message was saying that the singer whines about how he isn't a conservative. Who cares when your band sucks donkey dong.

exploitedyouth (May 14, 2005)

i found a Pseudo Heroes, Down By Law spit in the dollar bin about a year or so ago i didn't like these guys to much. anyways scores for Down By Law.

~exploitedyouth~

Anonymous (May 14, 2005)

HAHAHA!! What the actual fuck?!?! I understood about 4 words from that last post. But I will say that we don't have a song called "problems". You're extremely smart. Has anyone ever told you that?

Anonymous (May 14, 2005)

That was funny, the singer for the band is the biggest pussy cry-baby ever, he is like Beetlejuice, complain about him being a right-wing nazi and he shows and says "No, I'm not. I swear. Come to Florida and look at the Squat I've set up in whatever shitty suburb I live in".

Haven't heard the release, liked that song "Problems" of that other one. I'm guessing this one sucks though.

ElVaquero (May 13, 2005)

Heard the previous album when Go-Kart gave it to the world, good stuff. I'd see 'em live.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Hey Sam...Cap'n again - all is well....I like that we're using this little message board as our own little personal message exchange. Things are well here - not sure when we'll be making it back down to Florida, to be honest - but we'll see...either way, maybe we can hook up for some shows. We saw Keith when we played with the Pink Lincolns up here. Looking forward to the new PH record when it finally DOES come out.

Crookedsuperhero (May 13, 2005)

Just to reinburse Sam a bit more, it was Dave Smalley who is the republican. And he's not in the band. So....fuck you?

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Hey, Cap'n! How's things? When are you coming back to FL again? As for the release (and this goes for anyone reading this) it's been indefinitely delayed so it's not actually out yet although it was supposed to come out in April. Hopefully it'll be out next month. Distributed by Revelation, so it should be around but it'll definitely be on our website, interpunk, and revhq.com

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Hey Sam - it's Cap'n from 2MA....where the hell can I get this?? Can't find it anywhere.....

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Haha. Worked....

Josh

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

I voted Kerry, dipshit.

-Sam PH

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Fuck these Republicans.

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