Thousandaires  - Land Seal Demo (Cover Artwork)


Thousandaires : Land Seal DemoLand Seal Demo (2008)

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Since 2006 or 2007, online independent music depot If You Make It has released as free downloads a handful of EPs and full-length albums from various bands. The three-song Land Seal Demo by the group Thousandaires was one such release featured in 2008. Not surprisingly, Thousandaires sound a lot lik.
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Since 2006 or 2007, online independent music depot If You Make It has released as free downloads a handful of EPs and full-length albums from various bands. The three-song Land Seal Demo by the group Thousandaires was one such release featured in 2008. Not surprisingly, Thousandaires sound a lot like other IFMI acts Get Bent and Halo Fauna, and also the band Bridge and Tunnel currently on No Idea Records. Why is all of this not surprising? Because Thousandaires feature members hailing from all three bands.

However, where Get Bent and Bridge and Tunnel would have opted to have a handful of slow moments and tracks amidst their overall faster sound on their albums, Thousandaires never let their foot off the gas. Because of this, Thousandaires sound more like a catchy/healthy blend of Bridge and Tunnel and Hot Water Music than anything else. The result is that Thousandaires deliver an inspired albeit short release that has a tendency to grow on the listener over time.

The downside(s) of the EP relate mostly to the lack of hooks and melodies, but again, this could also be seen as a plus to those who can appreciate a band that can make music worth listening to without having to delve into the overuse of melodies. And since the music sounds fine how it is, I don't know if this is a con of the album so much as it is just a reality.

One significant plus I noticed was that the lyrics were packaged with the digital download. This is something that more bands should consider doing in the future. As a digital only release, I doubt I would have been able to find the lyrics anywhere else. The content of the lyrics appear as if they were originally written as poems without the intent to add music to the background. This can be a good or bad thing depending on whether you like poetry. Either way, you can't go wrong by giving this band a chance.


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xshoutoutx (August 28, 2009)

tommy's tavern is awesome. i'm pretty sure that's where i saw o pioneers and fellow project... but i could be mistaken

ifyoumakeit (August 27, 2009)

For the Brooklyn commenter:

8PM at Tommys Tavern


xshoutoutx (August 26, 2009)

also score

xshoutoutx (August 26, 2009)

can't agree more with the dude who said second best next to Get Bent release. THIS BAND IS AWESOME... but they never play shows, and i'm in brooklyn :(

Blackjaw_ (August 26, 2009)

I was all "why's his voice this gruff if it's so annoyingly clean in Daggermouth"? But it's a different singer. It's the guy from Aspirations, and they're awesome.

I'll stop 'spamming' this review comment section now.

Blackjaw_ (August 26, 2009)

Hmm I'm listening to them again now and they sound better than before. Coolio.

Blackjaw_ (August 26, 2009)

Yeah I came across their page a few days ago thanks to Living With Lions' bulletin post. I don't really like it, I never liked Daggermouth. Thanks anyway. :P


icapped2pac (August 25, 2009)

Oh yeah, score.

icapped2pac (August 25, 2009)

Blackjaw and Mikexdude, this is mostly for you two, but I think most people who enjoy these guys (and maybe moreso PBC) will dig:


And if ya don't know, now ya know.

PCS19 (August 25, 2009)

So incredible, best ep/demo of 2008. There's so much energy in these songs and they translate live really well too. Only reason its not 10 is it's just a demo, I really hope a full length comes out of this project.

thesandwiches (August 25, 2009)

one of my favorite Eps of last year, and my second favorite download on iymi next to Get Bent.

killtaker (August 25, 2009)

How can a band overuse melodies?

Also, I really like this.

ifyoumakeit (August 25, 2009)

oh yea, and you can also buy the demo in a tangible form from Mandible Records. It also has different artwork.


ifyoumakeit (August 25, 2009)

thanks for the review! hopefully we'll have a split coming out sometime this year.

side note: If You Make It is abbreviated IYMI.

nocigar (August 25, 2009)


eatdogs (August 25, 2009)

hmm... i'm gonna hafta check this out.

Blackjaw_ (August 25, 2009)

Fucking perfect.

5 stars, if relative to other 2-5 song EPs/Demos.

inagreendase (August 25, 2009)

Possibly my favorite demo of last year. Lyrics are wonderful and the melodies are super strong and passionate. Can't wait for the upcoming split(s).

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