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Classics of Love - Art of the Underground Single Series Vol. 49 [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Classics of Love

Classics of Love: Art of the Underground Single Series Vol. 49 [7-inch]Art of the Underground Single Series Vol. 49 [7-inch] (2010)
Art of the Underground

Reviewer Rating: 4


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Composed of Jesse Michaels (Op Ivy, Big Rig, Common Rider) and San Jose's the Hard Girls, Classics of Love snuck onto the scene last year, releasing the Walking in Shadows EP and playing numerous shows around San Francisco. While Walking in Shadows seemed to be all the best parts of Common Rider wit.


Composed of Jesse Michaels (Op Ivy, Big Rig, Common Rider) and San Jose's the Hard Girls, Classics of Love snuck onto the scene last year, releasing the Walking in Shadows EP and playing numerous shows around San Francisco. While Walking in Shadows seemed to be all the best parts of Common Rider with a slightly harder edge, the band ups the old-school ante on Volume 49 of Art of the Underground's Single series.

Side A kicks open the door with "World of the Known," a frantic, almost hardcore screamer that is probably the fiercest thing Michaels or the Hard Girls has ever recorded. Side B cheers things up with "Line Through Your Name." While retaining a dark edge on the lyrics, the song snaps between a tense squeal and sunnier group chorus. But, what's most striking is that on both of the songs, Classics of Love shines in their ability to write a good song at the foundation that would sound good at any speed, instead of playing fast for the sake of playing fast.

The only drawback is that there's no lyric sheet. While Art of the Underground probably keeps the package simple for the sake of uniformity and cost, I'd gladly pay the price of a lyric sheet to see what the band is saying.

With a rumored full-length on the horizon, Classics of Love seem to be leaning more on their hardcore side without sacrificing song composition. More of this? Yes please.

 

 
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Indecay (September 17, 2010)

Great little 7".

I love both songs. Fantastic energy.

bastardized (September 14, 2010)

REALLY like the EP last year. great live. you can tell Jesse's got the drive this time around. gotta track this down.

chipsahoycookie (September 9, 2010)

Cool band. Nothing groundbreaking. I like Common Rider much better.

GlassPipeMurder (September 7, 2010)

was this promoted at all? i love Classics of Love and this is the first I've heard of it. They played "World of the Known" last time I saw them and it ruled. Looking forward to picking this up soon hopefully.

Indecay (September 7, 2010)

Hadn't heard about this at all. Awesome.

Will be picking this up... now!

eazyd2 (September 7, 2010)

oh wow have to check this out. would love to hear jesse michaels screamin again

johngentile (September 7, 2010)

Hey man, it's pretty new. Maybe this month or late last month? You can peep it at the Art of the underground website.

GodKill123 (September 7, 2010)

I've not heard of this. How long ago was this release? Because it wasn't on any of the band website (facebook, myspace)

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