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The Ergs! / The Measure [SA] - Split [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

The Ergs! / The Measure [SA]

The Ergs! / The Measure [SA]: Split [7 inch]Split [7 inch] (2009)
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The Ergs!'s newest attempt to become the Tupac of pop-punk invests itself in this split 7" with the Measure [SA]. Or maybe you can call it the Mikey Erg vanity project EP. I'll call it some of the best pop-punk tunes to emerge last year either way. The Ergs! contribute a double shot, per the usua.
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The Ergs!'s newest attempt to become the Tupac of pop-punk invests itself in this split 7" with the Measure [SA]. Or maybe you can call it the Mikey Erg vanity project EP. I'll call it some of the best pop-punk tunes to emerge last year either way.

The Ergs! contribute a double shot, per the usual of these splits. "Dullards and Dreadful Prose" has a soft jangly vibe for most of its course before getting a teency bit aggressive toward its end. It's exactly the style of nerdy, spiky pop-punk you love to hear from the band, though, with Mikey using tricky wordplay to serve an indictment of the uncomfortable dichotomy of science and religion ("You'd gas a killer based on forensics / But the age of the Earth is off limits"). The other, "Encyclopedia Self-Destructica" is a somewhat somber solo shot from Mikey played on an electric guitar through a seemingly broken amp.

The Measure [SA] start "Workage" more subtly than the tilt most of their material tends to bound through, and spreads this more thoughtful timbre of guitar chords throughout the song. If it wasn't for the wispiness provided by Lauren Measure's voice and the more open, carefree feeling, I'd almost make a '90s emo comparison. It's a nice approach for them that gives a lot more emphasis to dynamism than we usually hear from the band--the :41 "Get It Together," the band's other song here, provides an excellent example. It's decent, but if you have it on as background you barely remember playing it through.

 

 
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AnEpicProblem (April 5, 2010)

Yeah, the Ergs' singer is fucking annoying, and their music isn't even catchy. I've never heard The Measure, but I doubt I'd like them given the types of commenters on here who say that they're good.

FaithIsForFools (April 5, 2010)

These bands are so fucking bad! Definitely The Ergs! taking the prize of "Worst".
Seriously, how can you listen to this crap?

MN_DrNick (April 4, 2010)

Pope! You forgot to mention that Norm MacDonald and Chevy Chase were the best Weekend Update reporters on SNL.

lmnndtlgrph (April 3, 2010)

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screeching_bottlerocket (April 3, 2010)

This review failed to mention that there are two versions of this split. This review is about the "C/D" version. I own the "A/B" version.

thepopeofchili-town (April 2, 2010)

"Norm MacDonald and Chevy Chase?"

Yup. The Ergs! have kind of an obsession with Dirty Work.

I wonder if a new band could get away with calling themselves something like Metallica [SA] or The Beatles NJ.

telegraphrocks (April 2, 2010)

Norm MacDonald and Chevy Chase?

lmnndtlgrph (April 2, 2010)

if anyone ever referred to them as "The Measure (SA)" in conversation, i would laugh at them.

Jelone (April 2, 2010)

Mike - I say The Measure Bracket Strictly Analog Close Bracket. But then I also call screamo "Screaming Emotional Hardcore."

mikexdude (April 2, 2010)

So when you say "The Measure [SA]", do you pronounce the "[SA]"?

thepopeofchili-town (April 2, 2010)

Great split, both versions. I like The Ergs! version of Workage a lot more than The Measure's, though.

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