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The Slowdance

The Slowdance: Rapture & RuinRapture & Ruin (2008)
Rat Patrol Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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With another solid release in the can, Rat Patrol Records is really starting to develop its identity as a strong punk label -- sort of a No Idea of the UK. On the Slowdance's Rapture & Ruin EP, we're treated to raw, brash pop-punk in the vein of Smoke or Fire and Broadway Calls. I wouldn't call .


With another solid release in the can, Rat Patrol Records is really starting to develop its identity as a strong punk label -- sort of a No Idea of the UK.

On the Slowdance's Rapture & Ruin EP, we're treated to raw, brash pop-punk in the vein of Smoke or Fire and Broadway Calls. I wouldn't call this stuff brilliant, but it's sure done well enough. Well-placed "whoa oh"s, slightly gravelly vocals and the right amount of melody make for good tunes. There's opener "Diamonds," with its sweet, punchy drum fills closing it out; "Pistolmouth," with opening chords that sound like they arrived straight from the party thrown by the Ataris' Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits; and the mid-`90s emo tinges of "Palpitations" (I'm thinking Texas Is the Reason here).

If they follow the same path as the aforementioned Broadway Calls (promising but middling EP followed by a surprisingly strong full-length), the Slowdance could really be someone to keep an ear on. I know I'll be.

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flowerfeeder (August 8, 2008)

Good stuff. Sad to hear that these guys have broken up.

Fans of Seaweed, Rival Schools, Quicksand, Samiam, etc should try to get their hands on a copy of this.

blanktapesemptybottles (May 23, 2008)

three stars makes it seem like people shouldn't check it out, but definitely do you won't regret it... unless you like shitty music then maybe

im_john_galt (May 23, 2008)

dippy band name gentlemen. but i do like the riyl for broadway calls. i might have to check this out- considering i have nothing but good to say about those proud oregonians.

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