Party or Die! – College & Career EP
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4.0 (1 votes)

Artist: Party or Die!

Album: College & Career EP

Label: Future Destination Records

Release Date: September 13, 2010

Reviewer: Eric Pettersson

Tracklisting:

1. I Think I See Somebody
2. Greg’s Had A Hard Life
3. Special Delivery by Uncle Dan the Man
4. Middler (Sound of Shofar)
5. K-Mart Makes Me Physically Ill

Hailing from Huntington, West Virginia, this Future Destination three-piece craft catchy pop rock tunes that are full of feeling and layered guitars, reminiscent of The Juliana Theory or Slow Coming Day. The opening track, “I Think I See Somebody,” deserves to be on your next mixtape with a chorus big enough to destroy a skyscraper. The somewhat dark tone continues throughout the EP, with slightly distorted guitars and impressive voice quality on the lead. The little disc closes with “K-Mart Makes Me Physically Ill,” which besides the hilarious title is also a pretty good song. It builds into a long, chanted gang vocal that reminds this reviewer of a certain epic track from Thrice.

Overall: Without sounding out-dated, Party or Die! bring back everything we loved about 2003. Vocals that are strong yet trembling, songs that are catchy yet musically complex: it’s all here, updated for 2010.

Party or Die! - College & Career EP, 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Eric Pettersson is from Reading, PA and a graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia with degrees in Communication and Religion. He wrote regularly for IVM 2005-2011. Now he has his own website, Explore Reading, "a progressive guide to the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. Follow him at www.explorereading.net View all posts by Eric Pettersson

6 Responses to 'Party or Die! – College & Career EP'

  1. oceanside says:

    This is a great EP and very original. I love old emo and this hits it right on the head.

  2. Thanks oceanside. How did you hear about Party or Die!/where are you from?

    • oceanside says:

      I ran across your music when I was searching for an artist on Itunes. I listened to some clips and then cheked out yours songs on myspace. I live in St. Louis.

  3. Sam says:

    Hmmm, maybe I’m just confused because I’m weird, but is this a new EP or a re-release of an old one?

  4. This is a new EP but it came out in September.

  5. Sam says:

    Cool, The record sounds interesting, I’m gonna have to pick it up next time I’m buying new music.

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