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Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck: Goodbye DebrisGoodbye Debris (2009)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Though a year old now, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck's Goodbye Debris EP continues to teem with both homespun craftsmanship (the whole original self-released package must be from recycled materials) and musical promise. Musically, the band sounds kinda like where Attack in Black was going with their W.
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Though a year old now, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck's Goodbye Debris EP continues to teem with both homespun craftsmanship (the whole original self-released package must be from recycled materials) and musical promise.

Musically, the band sounds kinda like where Attack in Black was going with their Widows EP before really dipping heavily into prairie punk with 2007's fantastic Marriage. The vocals go by way of the post-Hot Water Music, shredded emotional growl, but it's really just a harsher component to a deliberate and stealthy melodic punk sound with a perfect level of careful twang that presents itself with opener "Survival and Defeat." The band plays along that rugged, moderately up-tempo frame often and able, and always with plenty of recognizable heart.

They know how to keep the worn tension going even when the pace is picked up, however, as "Orphans of a Storm" seems to prove. The chorus is big without being forced, transitioning with a jolting jump and adding subtle nuances of backing "whoa"s to it--before more obvious frontal "whoa"s help carry the song out.

This EP was actually reissued by Dine Alone this past summer, which makes perfect sense. Hopefully it's just the foundation for a bright future--and I'll likely be accepting of whatever musical adventures Mockingbird Wish Me Luck wish to go on, too.

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pacer (September 14, 2010)

And by interview i mean review.

pacer (September 14, 2010)

New favourite band here too. Really don't understand how this can get 3.5 stars when they guy has nothing bad to say about it in the interview. I'd give it about a four and a half because EPs don't get fives.

phil_lewago (September 12, 2010)

awsome guys.....late night pool party at rad fest......new favorite band

encorp (September 12, 2010)

These guys kick ass.

Lucky bastards played with the menzingers this summer too! Can't wait for the LP

exitenglish1208 (September 11, 2010)

love this ep. hollow graves and orphans of a storm are ridiculous

DuffB (September 11, 2010)

Best band ever!!!

Thrusters (September 11, 2010)

This shit totally deserves more stars.

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