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Monikers: Eat Your YoungEat Your Young (2006)
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There's really no beating aorund the bush on this one. Monikers, with an ex-member each from Discout and Kite Flying Society in tow, sound an awful lot like early Lawrence Arms / pre-Dear You Jawbreaker (and either they have a great sense of humor about this, or are really bitter about any criticism.
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There's really no beating aorund the bush on this one. Monikers, with an ex-member each from Discout and Kite Flying Society in tow, sound an awful lot like early Lawrence Arms / pre-Dear You Jawbreaker (and either they have a great sense of humor about this, or are really bitter about any criticisms they've already received); if you consider albums like Ghost Stories and Bivouac essentials, chances are you're going to like Eat Your Young.

I could end it right there, but there's a few more points that should be made. Eat Your Young definitely isn't the best this band can do I'm sure; it's plenty raw and undeveloped, and even then the band shows they can play off both more morose, downtrodden moods ("Information") and basic, three-chord upbeat pop-punk ("Two Stories"). The best track here is definitely "Holiday," though. So it's good, sure, but I think they're in the same stage as Banner Pilot was with that band's demo -- a bunch of practices and a couple songs away from writing some really remarkable stuff.

For now, Eat Your Young is some apt aping. With the band already writing away for a full-length, maybe the fruits of their labor will prove to be truly sweet at the nectar.

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Anonymous (December 3, 2006)

Myspace Page:

Sounds Like: Nothing you've ever heard before. Unless you've heard Jawbreaker, Leatherface, Stiff Little Fingers, or Crimpshrine. Probably not though, you're only 14.

Awesome.

artoftheunderground (December 1, 2006)

they will be releasing a single in the Art of the Underground Single Series this month as well! Limited to 250 copies. It's EXCELLENT!

badmouth (November 30, 2006)

This is a great ep, of course they're going to do better with their full length what's a band without progression, I didn't get a chance to see them at the Fest but I picked this up and I'm glad I did

Anonymous (November 29, 2006)

These guys are pretty cool. It's weird seeing the lead singer (ryan discount) just bagging groceries at Whole Foods. He's MR. DISCOUNT, it's just weird seeing him in a setting other than a small bar. I wonder if he gets harrassed by discount super-fans.

sirens (November 29, 2006)

uh, that sounds exactly like d4

Anonymous (November 29, 2006)

Reminds me of a modest proposal.

Anonymous (November 28, 2006)

Nice guys, good music. You're right about this EP being underdeveloped, though; they're way better live. Hopefully we'll see a proper full length eventually.

Anonymous (November 28, 2006)

niveK82, you should check out the cover art for Dayglo Abortions' Feed Us A Fetus if you like this cover art.

Anonymous (November 28, 2006)

The sarcasm on their myspace is awesome.

RondoMondo (November 28, 2006)

I love this damn band. Anyone got this cd and wouldn't mind sending it to me? AIM: idontknowron

Anonymous (November 28, 2006)

Greatest Band! Ever!

Anonymous (November 28, 2006)

one word....crimpshrine. fuck lawrence arms. long live jawbreaker.

nocigar (November 28, 2006)

thanks for the mp3 link...nice song too, i also enjoyed that new bruises song on there.

niveK82 (November 28, 2006)

best cover art of 2006. my score if for that.

SloaneDaley (November 28, 2006)

this song is pretty rad but yeah the vocals sound like some Brendan Kelly aping.

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