Artist: Party or Die!
Album: College & Career EP
Label: Future Destination Records
Release Date: September 13, 2010
Reviewer: Eric Pettersson
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.