Later, while doing laundry (like a rockstar), I was approached by a man who introduced himself as a former Kickboxing champion who just got out of jail for Manslaughter and needed laundry tips, as his wife left him during his jail stint for his best friend. (she did his laundry for him?)
Upon further bonding he asked if my band played any Springsteen. His reaction to learning that we do not cover The Boss was,
"What are you, like..one of them faggot bands?"
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"Careers in Science open up this seven track release with their national anthem handily titled “Careers in Science National Anthem” in which they nail their (rocking) colours firmly to the mast. I quite like the idea of bands taking this approach, whereby the opening track is almost giving an identity to the artist. Mind you, Careers in Science raise their flag but it’s one of many colours, in line with the variety of what they offer in terms of music. Lyrically, their anthem begins “We’re not here to save rock and roll/We’re here to save Tokyo/From the 70 foot monsters outside the show” which also indicates that there is a huge amount of levity within what they do rather than taking themselves too seriously.
From start to finish CiS (as it’s easier to type) manage to throw curveballs into most songs as none are what could be termed conventional: one second you know which way they’re going, the next the tempo and direction has altered enough to make you easily notice but not so that it jars in any un-necessary way.
In terms of genres, CiS straddle the worlds of punk, rock and indie on this their debut release, and manage to produce a couple of gems to show that they’re more than capable of not limiting themselves to one particular firm sound. In that way they remind me a bit of 48 Thrills, who can rock in any which way they want, requiring no pomp or circumstance.
The guitar is clearly to the forefront of what is produced, along with the excellent vocals of Dave Proctor, and to me these two elements are the key to making Whateverwolf stand out so much. There is a massive element of fun to the songs here but without the use of any gimmicks (other than the occasional amusing lyrics of course), ensuring that interest never wanes.
CiS power through the first six tracks in short order before allowing themselves the luxury of a bit more time to perform “Patchwork Children”, a song that has a massive anthemic feel to it, coming across at times with an almost “Rocking in the Free World” vibe.
On the basis of this one release I’m happy to wear my heart on my sleeve and say that Careers in Science is a joy to listen to and really should knuckle down to writing, recording and releasing an album
My favorite review to date, however, is from a Fredericton booker.
"i think your band plays horrible hopeless music the name is horrible your whole theme is horrible and stupid i wanna promote good music not retarded geeky pansey crap you guys seem so pretentious as well like your band has just so got to be seen how bout takin interest in something other than yourselves something like www.myspace.com/sheerheartattack666 and have a good day"
(the link is his band. ;D)
Last Edit: May 3, 2011 13:06:17 GMT -5 by jediiiiii
We sold out our first venue last night. The legendary Bovine Sex Club. People got turned away at the door. Everyone seemed to have a great time. All this attention is hard to take/understand 5 people compared us to The Descendents or Black Flag.
"I always wondered what it'd be like to see The Descendents in the 80's. Now I know"
I was beet red.
3 weeks until our NXNE Showcase where we get to headline a whole venue in the same festival as DEVO, The Descendents, Hot Water Music and OFF!