Thursday, May 04, 2006

it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts...

I listened to the new Angels & Airwaves album to get me through my study today. For those of you who don’t know, Angels & Airwaves features members of Blink 182 (Tom Delonge), Box Car Racer (also Delonge, and David Kennedy), Rocket From the Crypt (Atom Willard), Offspring (Atom), and the Distillers (Ryan Sinn). A powerful and impressive lineup indeed! We Don't Need To Whisper sounds more like a Box Car Racer album than anything. However, it is much much better than BCR. In my opinion, BCR tried too hard to fit into the 'emo' category. They seemed too forced and insincere. So, Delonge left behind all the wrong formulas in BCR and formed a supergroup call Angels & Airwaves. There first disc, We Don't Need To Whisper (out on May 23 on Geffen) seems like a fine album after few listens. Although I haven’t got the chance to read or analyze the lyrics, the album sounds impressive. There is an adventurous and triumphant quality to the music. The overall structure of music in We Don't Need To Whisper sounds very much like a concept album... I guess I will find out if it is indeed a concept album as soon as I get my hands on the lyrics. So, put aside everything you love and hate about Blink 182 and Box Car Racer and give A & A a try.

Distraction
Do It For Me Now
The Adventure
Good Day

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Also, check out the very cool and hi-tech A & A website. You can watch mini-movies to a few songs as well as watch a movie trailer for the band/album.

A & A are playing a sold out show at the Phoenix on May 24. They are also on tour this summer with Taking Back Sunday, Head Automatica, and The Subways. The Toronto date is on July 5 at the Molson Amphitheatre, tickets are on sale now... get them quick as it will probably be sold out soon!

Pre-order We Don't Need To Whisper here or here

7 comments:

Homie Bear said...

I think I read an interview with Tom where he said it definitely was a concept album. And if I recall, the themes had something to do with that triumphant quality you mention!

Jackman said...

thanks. the album is suprisingly great, can't wait to see them live!

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