A WEEK OF SUNDAYS: Set Sail for the Stars: Download

 

Würzburg, Germany’s pop punk band A WEEK OF SUNDAYS was founded in early 2010 and this is their second release that has a touch of hardcore in the music, but is thick with pop punk vocals and catchiness.

There are five songs on this EP from these five guys and yes, it is really poppy and bouncy, but they are a pretty good band with more depth than a lot of the others in this genre, especially with the bit of hardcore that they add to their sound. The production is really clear, and the band is super tight on this release. The songs are really well done and the sense of professionalism is all over this release. I’m glad that these guys have the talent to stand out with the crunchy guitar lines, the bounce of the bass and the straight forward drumming, but the vocals really are a big part of making this a winner. The vocalist, Lucky, does a great job singing his heart out and really making the catchy choruses grab you. The only thing that brought this down a few notches for me was the song “Midnight Café”, a very overwrought slow song to make the ladies see how sensitive they are I guess, bleh!

This is a really good release; just lose the forced sensitivity next time.

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ALEX SAUER: Inside Out: Download

ALEX SAUER is one of the vocalists in the hardcore band HIS STATUE FALLS and has just put out a three song acoustic EP on Acuity.

He was missing the guitar in his band and wanted to get back to the feeling of just playing it again and it helped bring out the songwriter in him. He went and put his feelings and thoughts down and went and decided that a solo EP was the way to go for him. These three quiet, slow acoustic songs show a lot of depth in his lyrics and his skill as a guitar player with the gentle strumming and relaxed vocals. No punk or hardcore or anything else heavy or angry, just some nice songs to throw on and unwind to.

If this is his new outlet for his creativity, he couldn’t have done a better job. I’m not a huge fan of the singer songwriter genre, but SAUER carries this off really well and I’m looking forward to hearing a lot more from him.

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