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The Riot Before: Fists...Out of SocketsFists...Out of Sockets (2009)
Paper and Plastick

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Shortly after signing to Paper + Plastick, the Riot Before released Fists...Out of Sockets as a free download. Put simply, it is a collection of seven songs from their previous full-length, Fists Buried In Pockets, performed acoustically. In some cases ("You Can't Sexy Dance to Punk Rock," "Capil.


Shortly after signing to Paper + Plastick, the Riot Before released Fists...Out of Sockets as a free download. Put simply, it is a collection of seven songs from their previous full-length, Fists Buried In Pockets, performed acoustically.

In some cases ("You Can't Sexy Dance to Punk Rock," "Capillaries") the songs are straightforward renditions of the originals. The most interesting songs, however, come when the EP version provides a new twist. "I Have My Books" stands out in particular. While the song is originally performed just by singer Brett Adams and a guitar, on Fists....Out of Sockets the song is given a soulful full-band makeover complete with a horn section. For fans of Fists Buried In Pockets, tracks like these will be a pleasant treat.

As a whole Fists...Out of Pockets is an enjoyable listen for anyone even vaguely familiar with the band. The more straightforward covers are certainly worth a few listens thanks to Adams's dynamic voice and poetic lyrics. The songs that are recreated differently are well-done for all the same reasons and have the added bonus of seeing the original from a new angle. The album can be downloaded for free here and I highly suggest doing so.

 

 
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kcedgebreak (August 30, 2011)

honestly, 5 to 9 is the best song on this album

A_Lan (July 15, 2010)

This is really good. Honestly I only gave it a download because it was for free but i listen to it alot now that I have it. Good band. I really wanna pick up their new record.

damnitsderek (July 15, 2010)

This is such a fucking incredible listen. "Words Written Over Coffee" and "You Can't Sexy Dance to Punk Rock", especially.

ZachLeg (July 15, 2010)

5 of 9 will always be a horrible fucking song. It ruins the mood of the album every time I hear it.

faithisforfools (July 14, 2010)

That "9 to 5" or "5 to 9" song they have is fucking awesome. Is that on here?

Blackjaw_ (July 14, 2010)

The version of "I Have My Books" on here is possibly my favorite TRB song.

Dude. Same.

thepopeofchili-town (July 14, 2010)

The version of "I Have My Books" on here is possibly my favorite TRB song.

Blackjaw_ (July 13, 2010)

oui oui

damo (July 13, 2010)

5 to 9 sounds superb how they've done it here

really good release

TSOL (July 13, 2010)

the track 2 mexican song sounds 100 times better on this release, I cant stand the original

ZachLeg (July 13, 2010)

I Have My Books sounds like a Pink Floyd song on this release.

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