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Iron Chic

Iron Chic: DemoDemo (2008)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: genebuonaccorsiDarthNader
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Alright, first things first. Latterman fucking ruled. No one could craft punk-along anthems like they could. However, they are gone. Now we see that a couple members have moved on to form Iron Chic (along with members of Small Arms Dealer and the former bassist of Agent). Their first release is a fi.
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Alright, first things first. Latterman fucking ruled. No one could craft punk-along anthems like they could. However, they are gone. Now we see that a couple members have moved on to form Iron Chic (along with members of Small Arms Dealer and the former bassist of Agent). Their first release is a five-song free demo.

Right off the bat, Iron Chic have some big shoes to fill if they want to shake listeners' minds off of Latterman's epic swan song We Are Still Alive. The demo kicks off with the one-two punch of "Cry-Baby" and "In One Ear," both of which have obvious similarities to Latterman in their uplifting, gritty sing-along nature. The vocals are where Iron Chic separate a bit from their members' past/other groups. Lubrano of Small Arms Dealer has a bit of a cleaner, less gruff delivery than may be expected from this style of music. It complements the songs nicely, though.

Of note on this demo is a bit of a `90s emo influence (i.e. Braid, Texas Is the Reason) which is seen most in "Sensitive Dependence." Though the vocals are a bit whiny at times, the less driving pace suits them well and provides a nice change-up.

All in all. this demo is definitely worth checking out. It's worth the hard drive space the ZIP file takes up even. if it's just to hold onto the memory of Latterman. From the looks of this demo, though, Iron Chic has a good future of their own.

 

 
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genebuonaccorsi (December 2, 2008)

yes it does

SilentStorms (December 1, 2008)

The link doesn't work.

LIQUIDSWORDS (November 29, 2008)

Best EP so far this year, next to Dead To Me's Little Brother.

14theroad (November 28, 2008)

Score is for review.

This demo is fucking great.

JoeyNukes (November 27, 2008)

Every demo on this site gets a six.

Slazey (November 27, 2008)

Great demo, promising stuff.

'Whiny' is a tad harsh, I think it's more of a lyrical style- and one that bears up suprisingly well to repeat listenings.

And I never really listened to Latterman until after I downloaded this- so it deserves kudos for that alone!

joemylile (November 26, 2008)

I don't get how the reviewer could call the vocals a "bit whiny at times." That really bothers me. Amazing lyrics, catchy songs, Lubrano's voice, this is seriously the best.

Rozcoemission (November 26, 2008)

I'm still stoked on this!

Rozcoemission (November 26, 2008)

I'm still stoked on this!

jacktheskipper (November 26, 2008)

I think this deserves more than 3 stars since this is a real grower ... I listened to this countless times this year ... Steel Wall Method is such a great song and by the way there`s a new song from the upcoming split 7" on their myspace ...

nocigar (November 26, 2008)

I haven't listened to it much because I can't stop listening to the new Banner Pilot album. That shit is seriously fantastic.

Album of the year, no doubt about it. I still listen to it everyday walking to the L train, while I'm on the L train, and on my way home.

Also, this demo is incredible.

chips (November 25, 2008)

At first this struck me as the poor man's latterman, but it is really starting to grow on me.

xshoutoutx (November 25, 2008)

Great fucking demo... AWESOME fucking dudes!

victim (November 25, 2008)

Love this, especially Timecop! They were great at The Fest!

Agree with that, their showed ruled!

Great Demo

Lmnndtlgrph (November 25, 2008)

iron chic's first 7" (a comp with new tracks from them, rational anthem, amen and the hell yeahs, and unwelcome guests) is just about done. it should be out within the next four weeks.

HumanUnkind (November 25, 2008)

This is waaaay better than a 6. This demo rules so hard. One of my favourite releases of the year.

icapped2pac (November 25, 2008)

This is pretty good, but I haven't listened to it much because I can't stop listening to the new Banner Pilot album. That shit is seriously fantastic.

spoon_of_grimbo (November 25, 2008)

Love this, especially Timecop! They were great at The Fest!

paris_in_flames (November 25, 2008)

I found this boring for awhile, and then it hit me how good it is, and its damn good.

saladfingers (November 25, 2008)

that arms aloft demo is something else!!!

so is the ep to be fair. score is for Arms Aloft

mattramone (November 25, 2008)

The best demo I've heard since Arms Aloft.

JaredK (November 25, 2008)

Score is for Iron Chin...one of my favrorite Bruiser's songs.

weeklystore (November 25, 2008)

These guys and Get Bent are my favorite bands lately and I'm so excited for more of their stuff.

inagreendase (November 25, 2008)

One of the better demos I've heard of late.

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