KID BROTHER COLLECTIVE: Highway Miles: CD

KID BROTHER COLLECTIVE were a band from 1997-2003 from Flint, Michigan that put out two albums and a couple of splits/EPs/Comps before they broke up, and this is a reissue of their last album they did on vinyl for the first time.

This post hardcore band has a lot of quiet parts on this album that turn into heavier, chunkier parts during songs with some relaxed singing to strained vocals on the songs. The album starts off with the slow-paced “Our Last Night”, a calm song that introduces the release by lulling the listener into the album, “Light Sleeper” starts off slowly before the emotive instrumental finish, and “Too Many Tomorrows (A Fair Warning)” has a pop punk feel and its subtle catchiness makes the song. The band is pretty good, they play well, and I wouldn’t say that they are the most proficient or tightest of players, but they get the emotion and angst across fairly well. This is one of those albums that you will put on every once in a while and it will make you think, yeah, this is cool.

They deserve to get heard, and it’s a good, but not a great album, but I’m glad that it’s got another chance to be heard because when it clicks, it really works well.

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