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Police & Thieves - Amor y Guerra [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Police & Thieves

Police & Thieves: Amor y Guerra [7 inch]Amor y Guerra [7 inch] (2008)
Youngblood

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Police & Thieves step up their game a bit with the four-song Amor y Guerra 7" on Youngblood Records, with tighter songwriting and a decent live studio recording. The band still provide the kind of shouted vocal, Dag Nasty-inspired, slightly melodic hardcore with a modern twist that appeared on th.
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Police & Thieves step up their game a bit with the four-song Amor y Guerra 7" on Youngblood Records, with tighter songwriting and a decent live studio recording.

The band still provide the kind of shouted vocal, Dag Nasty-inspired, slightly melodic hardcore with a modern twist that appeared on their demo and previous 7", only now streamlined and fluid sounding. On Side A, the band get political and call out the Bush administration and Christian evangelicals not by name but by tactic; on "Exit Strategy" (your first hint), the band declare "instead you're leaving / a troubled legacy," while the line "they've blurred the line between god and country" is effectively repeated in "False Parades." Side B exhibits more of a personal struggle theme, with "...Like a Trainwreck" certainly analyzing communication and relationship like their forefathers in DN.

Amor y Guerra doesn't provide a wide breadth of entirely new ideas or sounds, but Police & Thieves are becoming more developed and able in their ways, adding stronger and more original elements with each passing release.

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theyounginfluential (July 17, 2008)

they play fort reno toooooooooooday be there

feeeding5000 (July 16, 2008)

I love this band. Too bad the last chance I had to see them I was incredibly sick. Read an interview with these guys on...scenepointblank? Very cool. Whoo hah.

d_bag (July 15, 2008)

like a doofus, i missed all but the last two songs of this band's set at this year's Youngblood Showcase. what i did see, however, was really good. i need to check out this record.

xote (July 15, 2008)

You guys should buy my records at RTX. These guys are pretty good for what they do.

theyounginfluential (July 15, 2008)

wow, i ALSO got this at record and tape exchange the other day...

mikexdude (July 15, 2008)

These guys are just amazing, hands down. We've played a show with them and they always slaughter.

mattramone (July 15, 2008)

Picked this up at Record and Tape Exchange the other day. Good listen.

WaitingRoom (July 15, 2008)

Why have I not purchased this yet...

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