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Scream Hello

Scream Hello: The Infinite SonThe Infinite Son (2006)
Red Leader Records

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If Braid were on Fat Wreck Chords, they would have probably recorded The Infinite Son. There. There is your review. Okay, okay, so you now see this mass of text and know full well I'm going to go a little more in-depth, since that's our usual modus operandi. But really, what more do I say? Scr.
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If Braid were on Fat Wreck Chords, they would have probably recorded The Infinite Son.

There. There is your review.

Okay, okay, so you now see this mass of text and know full well I'm going to go a little more in-depth, since that's our usual modus operandi. But really, what more do I say? Scream! Hello play a refreshing blend of uptempo Midwest emo rock and straight melodic punk. They throw in plenty of tempo changes and clever guitar licks and yet manage to keep everything pretty fun and sunny while playing rough and distorted, "Bears Come Out Tonight" and "White Skies and French Fries" being nice examples.

Another thing to like about The Infinite Son is that despite the fact 4 tracks of the album were recorded in 2 sessions each, separated by 2 years, it flows perfectly. You wouldn't know the difference, really -- the vocals hardly "mature" or, well, whatever the verbal opposite of mature would be, from track to track, nor do the songs sound drastically more or less complex. The production is a little different, but it's forgivable.

An interesting and different look at the Midwest occurs though in the album's last track, "Precipitation," which sounds like a cut from either of Brian Moss's Hanalei albums. It's definitely a different approach for the band, but it works well and ends things on another musically upbeat note.

Overall, it's hard to really admit to being floored by Scream! Hello's debut, but there's more than enough interesting things going on to make for an intriguing listen.

Bears Come Out Tonight
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johnrambo (October 1, 2006)

i like this CD.

i miss phil.

SilentStorms (October 1, 2006)

Don't think I'll like the band, but fantastic review!

Anonymous (September 29, 2006)

I like how the reviewer didn't even mention that they are from NJ, but mentioned the Midwest twice.

pastepunk (September 29, 2006)

You can stream this entire release at pastepunk.com right now.

Anonymous (September 29, 2006)

this band is pretty solid, but i'd rather listen to latterman.

benz (September 29, 2006)

why? do bands! put punctuation? in like! this ... ?

ILOVESCOTT (September 29, 2006)

wow this band has come a long way.

Anonymous (September 29, 2006)

yea whatever, where the hell is the review of the new Briggs CD???

kenjamin (September 29, 2006)

I always thought Texas is the Reason too.

danperrone (September 29, 2006)

what's up new brunswick!!!!

these guys are cool, not the best band ever but i definitely like the style...i hear some texas is the reason type shit

theonetruebill (September 29, 2006)

I'm about 90% certain I won't listen to this guys based solely on the exclamation point in the name.

The way you described it in the review sealed the deal.

greyicewater (September 29, 2006)

ok... you said braid so now i have to listen to them.

score is for bob nanna. he is my hero.

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