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Jacket Weather / Highwire Act / I Hear Sirens

Jacket Weather / Highwire Act / I Hear Sirens: SplitSplit (2008)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: nightowlnightowl
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This three-way split starts off in the best possible way: a throw-back sound of `90s indie la Promise Ring or the Get Up Kids provided by Utah's Jacket Weather. And I mean this in the best possible way, not in a "oh cool, I used to listen to this stuff, fun to hear again" way, but in a "hell yes, I love this" way. Jacket Weather could quite possibly go a long way with some touring...and shorter songs (all three here break the five-plus minute mark).

Next is the two-piece Highwire Act. After getting so into Jacket Weather's songs, this batch was sort of a let-down. Loops, drums, loops over loops, occasional Hum-esque vocals...not bad by any means, just not too original.

I Hear Sirens finish the split with three Unwed Sailor-inspired instrumentals. The whole "post-rock" genre has been washed out lately with band after band trying the formula that made Explosions in the Sky work, with it usually coming off contrived and boring. I Hear Sirens actually have some good songwriting and, although not too different from their peers, are far better than most trying to make the same product.

 


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nocigar (September 8, 2008)

haha, i wasn't trying to burn you. i was just wondering which bands you were speaking of

paris_in_flames (September 8, 2008)

I like jacket weather, they're rad. i hear sirens is good, but kind of too dramatic sounding.

nightowl (September 7, 2008)

burn.
still doesnt change the opinion.

nocigar (September 7, 2008)

he whole "post-rock" genre has been washed out lately with band after band trying the formula that made Explosions in the Sky work, with it usually coming off contrived and boring

Yeah, I guess the word "boring" was never mentioned. Oh wait, yeah it was.

nightowl (September 7, 2008)

i dont think the word "boring" was ever mentioned.

icapped2pac (September 6, 2008)

I'm digging the Jacket Weather stuff so far. I'll probably buy this.

nocigar (September 6, 2008)

what bands are you talking about being boring? score is for your lackluster review, no offense.

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