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The Measure [SA] - Songs About People...and Fruit 'n Shit [12 inch] (Cover Artwork)

The Measure [SA]

The Measure [SA]: Songs About People...and Fruit 'n Shit [12 inch]Songs About People...and Fruit 'n Shit [12 inch] (2008)
Don Giovanni Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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I've ignored the Measure's playful pop-punk for far too long. Lauren Measure's vocals always gave me this idea that the band somehow adapted the Plan-It-X sound to a full-on, inspired pop-punk sound, but one I couldn't really get into for whatever reason. Not like intentionally or whatever, but it's.
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I've ignored the Measure's playful pop-punk for far too long. Lauren Measure's vocals always gave me this idea that the band somehow adapted the Plan-It-X sound to a full-on, inspired pop-punk sound, but one I couldn't really get into for whatever reason. Not like intentionally or whatever, but it's just how it sounded to me. Anyway, point being, Songs About People...and Fruit 'n Shit is a pretty bang-up job. I swear I'm not suddenly giving a shit because Mikey Erg is an official member.

The songs on Fruit 'n Shit simply sound more realized than the band ever really has. "Drunk by Noon" begins with an understated riff and Lauren giving a sort of emphasized murmur over the rolling action, with a full-on chorus that hits home hard. "Revisionist" delivers a great jolt of energy in the early goings while the minimalism and acoustic/electric dual approach of "How to Steal a Million" makes it a great centerpiece.

I'm not quite as stoked on the flipside of the record (though the melodic, rambled refrains of "Hello Bastards" are sweet), but this is still a generously packaged release with a lot of clear effort and care put in.

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abracadaver (September 12, 2009)

Hnnnngh.

Lmnndtlgrph (March 31, 2009)

also, what are you guys talking about "mikey ergs" songs?

i don't think he wrote any of these songs and he definitely doesn't sing any of them.

Lmnndtlgrph (March 31, 2009)

"the moment that you said yes" is a cover song.

TahoeJeff (March 27, 2009)

I agree with the reviewer. I was never really able to get into any ot this band's previous releases. I really like this record though. The songs seem much better.

danperrone (March 25, 2009)

i back new brunswick bands hard...but this band sucks

ashtraymonument (March 25, 2009)

i meant the mikey erg songs dude.

killdefenses (March 25, 2009)

"honestly, the mike songs drag this down."

i'm almost 100% positive mike was long done with this band when these songs were written.

mattramone (March 25, 2009)

Scotty, you have failed. Listen to "Union Pool," "The Moment That You Said Yes," and "The Revisionist" and get back to me.

xote (March 25, 2009)

Not normally into this kind of stuff but I like some of their songs. I like girls voice.

xshoutoutx (March 25, 2009)

good people... shitty band

listen to the ergs!

thesandwiches (March 24, 2009)

I've tried so hard to get into this band and it just won't work for me...Best Mikey band is The Unloveables by far.

Torgo (March 24, 2009)

This wasn't reviewed yet? Weird. Good band, good release.

Rastid (March 24, 2009)

ashtraymonument: totally agreed

good, but i prefer their standard waits and measurements compilation

ashtraymonument (March 24, 2009)

honestly, the mike songs drag this down.

Lauren's songs are wonderful though.

mattramone (March 24, 2009)

Shit yeah! This might be the best thing they've put out so far. My cat loves it. Winners all around!

mikexdude (March 24, 2009)

Sadly underrated group. Great music.

Aymor (March 24, 2009)

i love this record. one of my favorite Measure releases

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