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Yesterdays Rising

Yesterdays Rising: LightworkerLightworker (2005)
Fearless Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Yesterdays Rising started out as a group of high school kids who crafted an enjoyable DIY EP entitled Ship Of Relations in 2003. It was heavily derivative of hometown (Temecula, CA) locals Finch and A Static Lullaby, but the band was an obviously talented bunch. On the strength of MP3.com plays and .
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Yesterdays Rising started out as a group of high school kids who crafted an enjoyable DIY EP entitled Ship Of Relations in 2003. It was heavily derivative of hometown (Temecula, CA) locals Finch and A Static Lullaby, but the band was an obviously talented bunch. On the strength of MP3.com plays and internet hype, the band eventually signed to Fearless Records.

Lightworker is Fearless's first foray into the modern styles of the genre in a few years, and Yesterdays Rising's premier full-length, and as most debuts go it's scattershot with some problems. Sure, the band has creeped slightly away from the early Finch and Static Lullaby similarities, opting more for a Dead Poetic / Thursday hybrid, but the songs that make up Lightworker really aren't performed near as well as those two bands they're likely drawing influence from. Lead singer Brandon Bolmer's scream isn't forced at all, but his singing voice, despite hitting pitches finely, is rather flat and unaffecting for the disc's duration; in addition, you may as well replace the last few letters in his name as he severely resembles Incubus's Brandon Boyd at many points throughout (check out his "hook" line of "I am fortunate to know" in the song of the same name).

Sound-wise, the disc continues in the same fashion as the band's 2004 EP, When We Speak, We Breathe, in that it seems to mix melodic, modern rock tendencies with the scream-laced post-hardcore sound. It isn't quite radio rock-ready as some reviews and otherwise outside opinions have made it out to be, but it's closer to that territory than most previous recordings. Luckily, the production isn't near as horrendous, with vocals never weakly raspy or buried in the mix and a snare drum that refrains from clumsily popping.

Unfortunately, it can't save what's a rather boring and unmemorable album. Save for opener "For The Readers" (even with its terribly self-aggrandizing lines like "I will explain like an ancient myth, only for the interested"), it's hard to recall much of anything even after several listens. The rest is a veritable snoozefest; the band is a competent group of musicians, but aren't near creative or powerful enough to keep the listener entranced for any given amount of time.

After a second disappointing release in a row, it's clear Yesterdays Rising is on a decline. Instead of trying to fuse their bulging genre with some originality or passion, they rely on an even more widely-accepted style to create a sound that just doesn't deliver on the promise the band hinted at shortly after their formation.

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HeresLookinAtYou (March 16, 2006)

Awesome review. I completely agree

Ship of Relations EP was excellent stuff.

From there they went completely down-hill.

And Brandon does try to sound a lot like Brandon Boyd on the new LP , but ends up failing.

Anonymous (December 20, 2005)

The reviewer is stupid while Lightworker was a bit weak saying that WWSWB is a dissapointment is maybe the stupidest statement anyone has ever said. That EP lacks nothing and for anyone to say it is dissapointing they obviously do not understand greatness when they hear it

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

These guys are only, like, STILL TEENAGERS. We can kinda excuse them from not redefining rock. I dont think the record is brilliance, because I think they may have been looking for more "radio friendly" stuff with it, but they definitely seem to have a lot of potential. The fact that they were the youngest warped tour band ever says something, no?

Also, we need to ease up with the "originality" shit. The screaming rock genre has pretty much covered every single sound possible, so if they sound like another band, its probably not because they wanted to.

Anonymous (August 20, 2005)

this reviewer is a fucking idiot. WWSWB was an unreal album and really got me listening to these guys and lightworker definately did not disappoint.Ship of relations is some of the best shit ive heard. Whats even more amazing is these guys were still in high school when they released it.All the shit these guys do is flawless and if he knew anything about music he would realize that.

mikeinflames (July 25, 2005)

sometimes i jerk off with my pants on
that way when i come it stays in my boxers
i like the warm wet feeling

GreenVandal (July 23, 2005)

"Last week KROQ in LA played the hidden song from this CD-- Combust and feel better. It stopped me in my tracks. I had no idea this band could/would write a song like this. The song made my girl friend cry, hit me hard too."

I love you. We should make out. Your girlfriend can make out with us too. Then we can all cry together afterwards while listening to this.

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

Last week KROQ in LA played the hidden song from this CD-- Combust and feel better. It stopped me in my tracks. I had no idea this band could/would write a song like this. The song made my girl friend cry, hit me hard too.

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

ok I was NOT going to get this CD because I HATE nu-metal pussy boy screaming POSERS. But then I see all the shit here and I take a look at the CD at Virgin. I give it a listen on the player there. 20 minutes later I put out the $9.99. So was it worth it? Fuck yes. Now I can see why this is causing so much bloodshed (heh), it is very easy to thow them in a box with 9000 other shit bands if you dont listen and HEAR.

These boys are killer, the music they write is big and mean and I can't get enough. Keep up the pit you guys made here, it is a pit worthy of this band. Respect my two step.

slippy (July 23, 2005)

"I dont care about all this drama. Just one kick ass record."

I hope people keep posting shit like this.

GreenVandal (July 22, 2005)

hahahahahahahaha

Keep posting dude. It makes my fucking day!

Anonymous (July 22, 2005)

I think the review is bullshit. Brian you are so way off I can see why this has hurt your reputation. You are more into trying to prove the "hype" was not worthy of this band then you are in reviewing CD. You can only try to guess what your beef is, but I think a few people caught you. You missed a chance to hear a really good band while you played games with another website.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

I dont care about all this drama. Just one kick ass record.

inagreendase (July 21, 2005)

They re-signed with Asian Man.

Technically, you can't "sign" with Asian Man at all. TLA and Asian Man agreed to put out another record together, and nothing definitively beyond that.

GreenVandal (July 21, 2005)

Yeah. You know me from collins. And you heard me sing. I bet. My guess is that Mr. Anonymous is some pissed off member of this band. Where did he get the info about me? Probably in my Myspace profile that you can see when you click on my user name.

You are a seriously pathetic person. And your band really fucking sucks (even worse then my singing, which admittedly is pretty bad)

Did I mention my GPA is a 3.0?

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

One of my top 5 CDs this year. Count me impressed.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

" It will have an Asian Man logo."

what, a stupid expressionless face with squinty eyes that can't drive?

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"how do you explain that quote...which is the first news item on the front page, if they are on asian man/?"

Record company politics. It will have an Asian Man logo.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"As of now, the record is scheduled to come out on Fat Wreck Chords in early March"

how do you explain that quote...which is the first news item on the front page, if they are on asian man/?

sickboi (July 21, 2005)

You lost me at Saosin. That band was over-hyped drivel from the get-go.

As far as Asian Man, please, feel free to prove me wrong, but I find it hard to believe that with the success of TGSET the Arms would go back to a smaller label.

But then again, I don't know them, or their label situation.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"But people like you, that think what merits a great band is the ability to sell out a club to a bunch pretentious assholes (i.e. the LA scene) are the ones that fit the bill."

Agreed, pretentious defines LA. But one can not forget that a line runs from a great number of landmark bands that have made a big impact at the Whisky. From The Doors to Nirvana to Saosin and many others that can be traced to be the real spring board in launching. No other venue holds so much history. This was one of my finer points but not my only point.

"They are actually on Fat now, duder. Asian Man just did the recent comp."

They re-signed with Asian Man.

sickboi (July 21, 2005)

And I didn't say everyone in the industry is a douchebag. But people like you, that think what merits a great band is the ability to sell out a club to a bunch pretentious assholes (i.e. the LA scene) are the ones that fit the bill.

sickboi (July 21, 2005)

They are actually on Fat now, duder. Asian Man just did the recent comp.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"Neither of those two people were in Baxter."

Sorry, I meant to say Slapstick. Its been a while 1998-99.

Crookedsuperhero (July 21, 2005)

Neither of those two people were in Baxter.

Lame-o.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

It's funny that you mention The Lawrence Arms, I worked with Brendan and Chris in Chicago when they were known as the Broadways and Baxter. They are a great group of guys and are doing well on Asian Man Records, although I think they are ready for more exposure. By the way, the entire industry is not populated by "Douchebags" although some days it does feel that way.

sickboi (July 21, 2005)

Industry douchebaggery at its finest? See below.

These assclowns sold out the Whiskey? So fucking what. I saw The Lawrence Arms play for about 30 people and I guarantee you they are more of a real band than this shit will ever be. And I'm not even a very big fan of TLA.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

I have been a fan of the band since I saw them play to a sold out Whisky show in LA. It was the first time I held respect for any band that screamed more then a few lines. They defined the genre and were copied as much as they copied.

I work in the industry and spend a lot of time with new bands, early demos and pre-releases. Yesterdays Rising is always mentioned as an example of what a really young band can do. Although it may not be fair, this band can be compared to bands that have members twice their age, and they are. I can't think of any band in the last five years that had most members in the band in High School while producing a major indie LP. And to do it as good as they did.

One listen to this LP will confirm that they produce mature music quite past their years. Music this well done by guys that have not yet gone to Prom does bother people on many levels. They found a way out of what seems to be a genre that had every young musician in a garage is aspiring to produce. I am not sure what others here are hearing when they review this CD, but it is a very long stretch to call it a ‚??Snoozefest‚?Ě. This is the product of musicians that no longer care how you classify the music they produce. That also bothers some people. There is an immature desire to tag a band to whatever music they started out producing. But I‚??ll ask this question, do you still listen to the same music that you did when you were 14 years old? I think most do not. But this band produced a definitive EP when they were 14.

I am astounded at the masterful work this band has put in this recording. The songs are very well crafted and the musicianship is remarkable. I tend to like all the songs but the strong stand outs are ‚??Experience To Write‚?Ě and ‚??Let Us‚?Ě. In ‚??Experience To Write‚?Ě they have successfully fused an urgency in both Lyric and Music that I have not felt in a very long time. ‚??Let Us‚?Ě, simply put, will have your fist in the air and singing the chorus no matter how hard you try not to.

They have come very far since the days of selling out the Whisky- and my personal feeling is they will go on to make an impact like other great bands that have sold out that venue. I usually just read at this site because it is very informative. But today I decided that even if I get ribbed as most posters here, I felt compelled to at least try to put my ideas out for consideration. To the band, if you are reading this, good job!

inagreendase (July 21, 2005)

I think that would show balls, if only "one person" really likes this band. Ha.

Well, of course you'd suggest this, since it wouldn't work because you keep changing the last two digits of your IP.

sickboi (July 21, 2005)

Wow, if that dude is right, GreenVandal got sliced up.

thefunkybrother (July 21, 2005)

It looks like somebody needs to pull the string on their tampon.

Crookedsuperhero (July 21, 2005)

"Dude Steve Jones would fuck you up for the name use. I'll just call you Patty, you like that better?"

What happened to never coming here again monkey?

stevejonestherealbones (July 21, 2005)

what are you talking about?

- jones the patty bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

Great CD / sucky review.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

I guess all the Anonymous will call you Patty to let you know that no one is Anonymous in the world today.

stevejonestherealbones (July 21, 2005)

steve jones isnt going to fuck anyone up....even if he tries

besides, steve jones is one fucking common name, by the time he comes knocking on my door to "fuck" me up, he will be so tired from fucking up all the other people who have been using "steve jones " alot longer than me, that he will be a push over.

also, i dont mind "patty" but why would you use it? are you afraid steve jones would fuck you up for calling me "steve jones" or are you just generally concerned with my welfare?

- jones the patty bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

Dude Steve Jones would fuck you up for the name use. I'll just call you Patty, you like that better?

stevejonestherealbones (July 21, 2005)

then = than, you morons

- j

stevejonestherealbones (July 21, 2005)

fuck banning people. i would rather have this anonymous jackass come on here, then have this site start banning people and turn into absolutepunk.net....where all you have are moronic yesmen

- j the b

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

Inspector12e has some brains. How about this, ban the IP from the last 99 posts came from and see if thats what is really going on. I think that would show balls, if only "one person" really likes this band. Ha.

Inspection12e (July 21, 2005)

I wish these people would grow some balls and actually register. Either that or punknews should ban anon posting.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

I just saw the band In Salt Lake City. They rock the stage. Amazing live show. I brought the CD. I am all about this band now.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

GreenVandalUr - OR Shawn - I know you from Collins in Tempe. I heard your lame ass singing. How about we put a clip of it up hear so fags like you can cut it up. Not much fun huh? Grow up, pass some of your classes and you should watch your fucking mouth bitch.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

God i hate you all.

GreenVandal (July 20, 2005)

AP.net should always be made fun of. They are the biggest fucking joke on the internet. Anyone who disagrees doesnt deserve to listen to music. The jab at AP is not part fo a "war", its part of a joke that everyone is in on except for you Mr.Anonymous person. At least thats what I gather.

Your the one plugging the shit out of this band, I dont really see anything overly bad about the review either. 4 isnt even that bad a score. Its only one step below mediocre. I think thats quite a accomplishment for a group of shitbags like this band.

Inspection12e (July 20, 2005)

Can I still pimp Deep Elm and Post Parlo?

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Ok only if "Inspection12e" stops pimping for Polyvinyl. That company is shit.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Stop the bullshit Brian made a bad call so did some of the people posting here. Anyone can see the IP numbers if they want, I did. This is a hacked php board and is very easy to get an Admin login and password. So both sides need to grow up. Leave the band out of it. This is all some lame pissing match between AP.net and PN. Stop it.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

I like the CD.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

I like the the song. Good lyrics. Sorry to see all of you make this into a shit calling pit.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

i haven't heard of this band, nor do i want to, but by virtue of them naming a song "my body is a metaphor" they suck balls.

Crookedsuperhero (July 20, 2005)

I really wish i hadn't read those comments.

Another reason why you should just put IP address up for everyone to see.

Inspection12e (July 20, 2005)

Okay a few things:

This cd is fucking snorecore. It's here there and everywhere. I liked both of the eps but didnt even bother picking up this piece of crap

As for Mr.Anon. Stop pretending to be a whole bunch of people.
Leave and take the trail of bad grammar with you. I didn't even need to know your IP to know that it was the same person over and over again. I just followed the brick road of bad grammar all the way to your house.

Lastly Brian does not bash/trash on ap.net but I sure do and have a good time doing it.

inagreendase (July 20, 2005)

This bugged you and because they discovered the band and not PN you could not wait to go for the kill.

I wasn't even with Punknews when YR was signed. That has nothing to do with it.

Who is "so many people?" Are you referring to the multiple posts you continue to make?

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

I'm dissappointed in this guy. YR is a tight band with lots of potential.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

"it's obvious when a site is vividly plugging a band, and at that time in 2003, AP was doing it for YR."

You based your review because you felt a band was "vividly plugging a band", whatever that means in your mind. This bugged you and because they discovered the band and not PN you could not wait to go for the kill.

You obviously talk shit all the time at AP.net so you clearly have beef with them. This is why so many people are pissed at you right now you are taking it out on a band. You confirm it with every responce.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Wow. There was some truth to this being a slug fest with AP.net. I really thought you were above hurting a band by trying to attack a website that you may not like.

stevejonestherealbones (July 20, 2005)

"I didn't know you and PN hyped No Trigger, but now that makes sense. It is good that you admit this was a bit childish on your part and used this review to try to get to AbsolutePunk.net. Maybe after the dust settles you can write a real review of the CD."

dude, you have absolutely no reading comprehension.

you read things and come to completely false conclusions

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

inagreendase (July 20, 2005)

It is good that you admit this was a bit childish on your part and used this review to try to get to AbsolutePunk.net

I never tried to "get to them," but you sure responded that way. I was simply stating that when the band was signed, AP partially helped. I have very few issues with them besides the obvious. Anyone over there even occasionally knows I'm an active member in the news forums and the like.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Finally! I gained some of my respect back for this guy. He admitted his jabs at a competing Website.

"I linked AP to the "hype" part because after YR released that first EP in question, they garnered a pretty decent amount at Absolutepunk, and I'm sure that exposure helped a bit in the signing. It's obvious when a site is vividly plugging a band, and at that time in 2003, AP was doing it for YR. I'm not saying it's a bad thing; if someone over at AP reviewed No Trigger and linked "hype" to us, I wouldn't deny the claims at all. "

I didn't know you and PN hyped No Trigger, but now that makes sense. It is good that you admit this was a bit childish on your part and used this review to try to get to AbsolutePunk.net. Maybe after the dust settles you can write a real review of the CD.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

goddamn man, he never said he trashed a band...he was talking about the fact that records are being reissued while still in print. there is a huge difference. quit being a baby, and face the fact that not everyone has to like the music on this disc

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

"Lastly, I'm not quite a cred-worthy fan, as I started liking ATDI when they were putting out singles from Relationship, but I've never, ever trashed them. The only trashing in relation was to the idea of their still-in-print albums being re-issued."

Why trash any band? ATDI or YR? Should a reviewer trash a band?

inagreendase (July 20, 2005)

As if anyone wasn't aware, the continuing anonymous support is still from the same person.

I linked AP to the "hype" part because after YR released that first EP in question, they garnered a pretty decent amount at Absolutepunk, and I'm sure that exposure helped a bit in the signing. It's obvious when a site is vividly plugging a band, and at that time in 2003, AP was doing it for YR. I'm not saying it's a bad thing; if someone over at AP reviewed No Trigger and linked "hype" to us, I wouldn't deny the claims at all.

Now please, please stop pretending to be several dozen unique posters when your IP repeatedly comes up on the screen. If you want to support this band, there are less devious ways you can use.

Lastly, I'm not quite a cred-worthy fan, as I started liking ATDI when they were putting out singles from Relationship, but I've never, ever trashed them. The only trashing in relation was to the idea of their still-in-print albums being re-issued.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Download and sample these tracks:

Lightworker
Experience To Write
The Hardest Part

If you want to hear how powerful this band can be.

He Who Waits To Become Part Of The Mud
Combust, And Feel Better

If you want to hear songs that are just beautiful.

Boring....Not even close. To each his own, but if i cared enough I would start doing CD reviews and state my view. I suggest this to those who hate thsi reviewer. I did a search, you can find a more well rounded review on other sites, no one forces you to read them here.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Solid first effort. I give the singer major props. Can't wait to see them live.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

What the hell is everyone getting pissed at? This is the standard 5 paragraph review from this joker. The first 3 paragraphs are some self hype shit trying to prove he knows music history. Then he does his standard "lyric's suck" paragraph. Winds the whole thing up with a lame rap-up. He has a format and it works for him. You dont need to actaully listen to music, you just fill in the blanks. Read his reviews and you will see his system at work. Its really funny.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

My review: The only band that screams that is worth anything. I am more then impressed by this CD after each play. They took a lot of chances and will pay off. I hope sooner and not like what someone mentioned here, like other Fearless Records bands that only get respect after its Ok for them to like the band. People like Brian helped make At The Drive-In break up beacuse they just didn't get it and needlessly try to hurt a band.

stevejonestherealbones (July 20, 2005)

"Not that anyone needs any help here.... Brian was the first to bring up AP in a link he called "internet hype". It was written as "On the strength of MP3.com plays and internet hype, ""

no one said he wasnt the first... i swear, all the people defending this album are morons.

and also, you give this album a 6? all this hooplah over a 6? brian gave it a 4...thats not too far below a 6...besides, a record that scores a 6/10 isnt even worth getting anyway, so its like youre admitting its not that good.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

One of the best CDs of 2005.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Not that anyone needs any help here.... Brian was the first to bring up AP in a link he called "internet hype". It was written as "On the strength of MP3.com plays and internet hype, " I guess I line up with the 37 other "same people" and think the review is a swipe at a good band and a good website, AbsolutePunk.net. I give the LP a 6.

Anchors (July 20, 2005)

"Okay

Lets call Brain out.

1) Refers to "Hype" at Absolute Punk in his intro to the "Review" of the CD? Bad karma? Fact? Jealous? Why mention it unless you want to bash both the band and Absolute Punk.

2) In his "call out" of the "same person" he can't hold back on yet another swipe at Absolute Punk. Notice he has nothing really to say about the LP.

3) I Read a lot of your reviews today and this by far was the worse you have written. You went as far as to say the band's musical life is over or on a "Decline" for "two releases".

Maybe there are a few reasons you are trashing a band? Brian get real, this time you got caught in your shit. Be a man now and say your sorry for lossing your mind."

Let's call him out? How about you make a decent claim before running your mouth.

1) He was commenting about AP because somebody else had brought up that part of the review, he wasn't randomly bringing that up.

2) Anything he had to say about the album was said in the review. He doesn't need to defend his review against some 13 year old goon who feels the need to post 37 anonymous comments, hoping just maybe we'll all "see the light" and like this album.

3)If a band has only made 2-3 releases, and the subsequent two aren't as good as the first, I'd say the word decline fits pretty well. If you're going to nitpick, be correct about it.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Lucky for me I got the CD before i read any of this. I feel like you'all are talking about another CD. Its good music and I like it. Great? I don't know yet. But it does not suck, its better then 90% of what has been release this year.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Okay

Lets call Brain out.

1) Refers to "Hype" at Absolute Punk in his intro to the "Review" of the CD? Bad karma? Fact? Jealous? Why mention it unless you want to bash both the band and Absolute Punk.

2) In his "call out" of the "same person" he can't hold back on yet another swipe at Absolute Punk. Notice he has nothing really to say about the LP.

3) I Read a lot of your reviews today and this by far was the worse you have written. You went as far as to say the band's musical life is over or on a "Decline" for "two releases".

Maybe there are a few reasons you are trashing a band? Brian get real, this time you got caught in your shit. Be a man now and say your sorry for lossing your mind.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

I read both sites and there is good and bad at both. At times i think the reviews here are stupid and very childish at times they are really good. The Yesterdays Rising review was obviously written to hurt the band and anyone that likes them. It sucks that people are putting a good band in the middle of a fight between websites.

inagreendase (July 20, 2005)

Okay...

Stop agreeing with yourself. The same IP (slightly altered every time on the last few digits) is making comments over and over and over again. There are about 10-15 comments below that are all coming from the same person. Do you not think you're going to get called out on it when you do something like that? There's only one other person who joined in, but they're from a close-by city, so I'm willing to bet it's a friend/bandmate/etc. who was asked to join in on the fight.

How am I getting too "old" to review and enjoy "new" music? I'm 19 and have given out plenty of high scores.

And your attack about me getting backstage passes to trash another band? This is so far-fetched it's almost funny. At least come up with a reasonable scheme.

Lastly, trust me, I'm not jealous of AP.net. Do you know of any other webzines with a whole website dedicated to an anti- manifesto of them?

pastepunk (July 20, 2005)

Are people seriously defending this disc as one of the year's best?!? The idiots are taking over...

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

HEY who ever posted the Decoy Music review-- Thanks! I love that site now. They did an inteligent unbiased review. And by the way, I buy most of the CDs brian dumps on, he is a real public service. Keep up the good work and read your CD reviews at Absolute Punk and Decoy Music.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Its an ok review. I think most of you are being too hard on Brian, maybe he just doesn't get it. I liked the band's EPs and like the LP even more. I am good friends with a band that is playing on the same stage on warped tour and hear they are exploding on the tour.

Fearless has the habit of picking bands that are only respected later on in thire careers, looks like they may have done it again.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Funny does jones the bones ever have anything constructive to say?

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

ill jump in and say that i got the leaked version of lightworker and thought it was from another band. When i found out it was yesterday's rising i was surprised. its a good effort. good singing. good playing. from a band i wanted to hate.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

LOVE the new YR CD. Still think Brian is cool but he has been off the mark on a lot of things lately.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

All those negative comments at the bottom were by the same person. This album is a snoozefest, face it. Buy it and see if you remember it by this time next year. Me thinks not. Assholes.

GreenVandal (July 20, 2005)

I cant wait til that flys over someones head and they agree with you Jones.

stevejonestherealbones (July 19, 2005)

brian is too fucking old to be review editor...i mean, for christsakes, i think hes not even in high school anymore. he doesnt understand these musicians that are doing something new and important.

i mean, this is new . this music says something.

i say give brians job to a 12 year old. then we will get proper reviews from people that understand music

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- besides, there arent even any good musicians in their 20s and older

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Some of the best music of this summer is on Light woker. Let Us and The hardest part are epic.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Brian is getting to old to understand new music. Just look at his reviews. He is like that creepy uncle that you have to see on holidays telling you that back in his day they made good music. The guy is a joke.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

good 1st release. songs grow on you.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Love the CD. I say fuck off too.

GreenVandal (July 19, 2005)

All these comments are from the same person arent they? Brian wrote a perfectly good review that did not go to overboard with the negativity. This review was very fair.

This person posting all over the comments agreeing with themself is fucking pathetic. As is this album. Fuck off.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Saw Yesterdays Rising play to prob 1000 people at The Gorge in Washington during Warped Tour. They blew all the main stage bands away. I also noticed that at least 7 main stage band members watched them play and one actually got up on the stage to sing with them. That day I became a fan and waited in line at Best Buy (no local record stores) to buy Lightworker on the day of the release. It has not left my CD player.

Brian this band deserves more respect. I think you are an OK guy but you really missed the mark on this one.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

My take on Brian Shultz is he is getting too old to know/care about good music. You can see it in his tastes. I read both sites but AbsolutePunk.net is run by much younger people who actually like new music. But on old stuff PunkNews gets it right.

As far as Yesterday's rising? I was not a fan but the CD is good and deservered better than an immature shot at AP.net

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

I agree, this is about a Jason/Brian fight.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

I agree with the last few comments. Seems like 2 of Brian's fav bands are on Fearless Records. This guy was the one that would have wrote those really bad reviews about "At The Drive In" and then when it became acceptable, said that they are "Gods".

Yesterdays Rising is a great band, live and in the studio and not yet out of thire teens.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Today I lost what was left of my respect for Brian. Lightworker will become a classic album. You are a weasel.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

A real review:

"The musicianship on Lightworker is truly something to respect, enjoy, and for all of the future emocore bands to take note of. Seems like everywhere I read a review or bio of these guys, each person dubbed Yesterday‚??s Rising as leaders of their genre; however, in this case, this is actually a pretty solid statement. No, these guys don‚??t do completely original and unheard music, but there is no doubt that they do it better than about 90% of the other bands in this ridiculously overgrown genre. Simply put, they sing better, they scream better, they chug better, they pick better, they drum better, they write better, and they craft breakdowns better than almost any other band that is playing the Warped Tour side-stages this year."

http://www.decoymusic.com/index.php?content=reviews&rev iewid=1628&oldreview=0

This guy can teach Brian how to write and listen.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Wow the last writed said what I wanted to say for a long time. But I think it is more than easy to see that this is about Jason Tate and AbsolutePunk.net then it is about Yesterday's Rising. It is well known that Jason loves Yesterday's Rising and has made it very clear. Brian hates the fact that Jason runs a more respected site. Brian is a Whore. Lightworker is the best release of the year.

stevejonestherealbones (July 19, 2005)

"Just amazing to see that paid reviewer hacks still make a hobby. Because even in the tainted "big time press" its getting harder to find a paid goon like this guy. All one needs to do is trace his "good reviews" and they can find the trail of cheap tips and backstage passes to sway a "bad review" to help other lesser bands and record companies. I know this as a fact. It a shame this was tried on a band as well devloped as Yesterdays Rising as this will come back to haunt this no talent writer's future. We will see you on the way out."

what?

even if someone were to get past that first sentence, why bother?

looks like brian pissed off someone in the band (i think, its kinda hard to understand what that guy is trying to say) or on of the bandmember's moms

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Just amazing to see that paid reviewer hacks still make a hobby. Because even in the tainted "big time press" its getting harder to find a paid goon like this guy. All one needs to do is trace his "good reviews" and they can find the trail of cheap tips and backstage passes to sway a "bad review" to help other lesser bands and record companies. I know this as a fact. It a shame this was tried on a band as well devloped as Yesterdays Rising as this will come back to haunt this no talent writer's future. We will see you on the way out.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

dear screamo,
PLEASE die.

thank you

sickboi (July 19, 2005)

Jones is my fucking dog. Back off.

This cover art is wack-arnolds.

theundergroundscene (July 19, 2005)

this is soooooooooooooo boring

sweet ap jab too

those idiots

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Easily the best reviewer on this site. Thanks for not getting sidetracked with bad metaphors.

pastepunk (July 19, 2005)

This album is pretty disappointing. I thought they were definitely onto something with their EP (in a glassjaw/snapcase kinda way), but this full-length comes off as a mess of trying too hard to be creative and boundary pushing, when all it is doing is running in pace.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

jones the bones, you're mad gay.
and no one likes you.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Why are bands still breaking into the scene with this style of music?

-bemused-

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Yesterday's Ring?

stevejonestherealbones (July 19, 2005)

my body is like a metaphor?

are they joking? i hope so...that is mad gay

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

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