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Latterman: Turn Up the Punk, We'll Be Singing [reissue]Turn Up the Punk, We'll Be Singing [reissue] (2006)
Deep Elm Records

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When did we forget such bands as Latterman, where the music and attitude have been combined so perfectly, to create an album that is not only fueled by passion, but by the friendship and togetherness of its band-mates? The D.I.Y. melodic punk of Deep Elm's Latterman is not that dissimilar to Hot .
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When did we forget such bands as Latterman, where the music and attitude have been combined so perfectly, to create an album that is not only fueled by passion, but by the friendship and togetherness of its band-mates?

The D.I.Y. melodic punk of Deep Elm's Latterman is not that dissimilar to Hot Water Music, due to the trademark gruff-edged vocals and the slight aggressive approach. Theirs, however, is a somewhat light-hearted version with songs about friendship, community and a strong unified belief in themselves to stand up against the world and away from the crowd. The band's lyrics express a refreshing change; "the reason that I do this is not for the money or the fame, it's so that we can create something more meaningful than the mainstream."

Latterman do not always take themselves so seriously, though, as evident in "There's Never a Reason Not to Party."

They could be mistaken for a pop-punk band here, but like Epitaph's Hot Water Music, and Lock and Key (also a Deep Elm signing), they cross over the line of pop-punk by producing an intensely coarse sound, though never quite hardcore.

Turn Up the Punk, We'll Be Singing is an album full of positivity, catchy hooks and a strong lyrical content. Latterman remind me why I love this genre.

 

 
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burk (May 10, 2010)

Oh man what I Love this album. totally "hope-punk" haha. It's the ultimate sing-a-long music

arejaypunx (October 22, 2009)

This album is SO fucking good. Purely uplifting.

swellersfan7407 (February 27, 2009)

underated

punkbunny (May 30, 2006)

Boisterous, competent Fugazi-inspired punk. Lots of group vocals shouting stuff like I dont have the answers of what a perfect world should bewell start to find the answers when we find community. Im down with the DIY, anti-corporate, anti-facist messages here, but I burned out on preachy punk in the 90s; buy it for your little sister (really).

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Overrated

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

This isn't an objective score - I just saw them last week and thought it was probably the best pure punk show I've seen in years.

OC

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

A guy I know once described this album as sounding like if "Fuel for the Hate Game" era Hot Water Music was stoked on everything. Possibly the best possible description. Buy this shit.

-Another Will

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

This band is probably good peoples but I find this kind of shit a little too pop punky in a bad way.

-Will

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Great band.

Scruffy (November 8, 2005)

Superdude, that was hilarious.

Man, I need to find some of these guys stuff. I'm probably just gonna have to order it for Christmas.

superdude (November 8, 2005)

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

1. So is this the official album of the Late Show?

2. If so, they dould tour with J. Leno's 30 Seconds to Mars.

3. But they would both have to play at the same time. Conflict...

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

i would say that the new one is better. i've been a fan of this band for a long time, and it's really cool to see them getting such attention now. great dudes, great band, great ideas.

aubin (November 8, 2005)

A great record; I'm glad Deep Elm reissued this because it's the kind of record that people need to hear.

skaboom (November 8, 2005)

Up the punx, we'll be singing?

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Did you see his top 10 last night?

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

this album is awesome, I actually like it more than their new one (which is amazing aswell.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

How the hell is this average?!? This has passion ...

Crookedsuperhero (November 8, 2005)

Average

AlmostPunkEnough (November 8, 2005)

excellent, MAYBE better than "No Matter..." but i'm not sure. i've known both records for about the same time. this one's poppier, but a little more fun.

colin, if you like the new one, this is just as catchy and good.

psychoos231 (November 8, 2005)

Theres one song on here that bugs the hell outta me, i forget which one though. I think its the one with the girls singing the chorus

fritobandito (November 8, 2005)

He's A Good Sposato is probably the best clapping sing along since Those Anarcho Punks. no lie.

colin (November 8, 2005)

i've never heard this,but that new album, "no matter where we go!" is fucking catchy as hell.

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