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Save Each Other, The Whales Are Doing Fine

Written by: TL on 17/05/2008 15:39:30

Hands up everyone who gets the chills everytime they hear the old material from Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory or Yellowcard! This one is for you! Patent Pending are here with their debut album "Save Each Other, The Whales Are Doing Fine", and if you listen to it but a single time you'll find yourself floating in memories of the days when pop punk was made of pure naive happiness and still sounded a little bit raw.

Over twelve tracks these guys present a collection of bouncy punkrock joyrides, slightly tinted with a hint of ska, and the majority of which are begging you to start a summer party. Sure there's no wheels being reinvented here, and the lyrics aren't overly serious, however it matters little when the songs have such a captivating feel good mood, that you can sing along even on the first listen. Actually, it's probably exactly here the band has made a right turn, away from the main direction of most American pop punk outfits, ignoring all notions of trends and sticking with an attitude that seems to be all about having fun.

Among the highlights are the silly "Cheer Up Emo Kid" and its polar opposite "Demo For Dayna", but in truth the entire album is a delightful experience, and there's no need to not listen to the whole thing, including the last three tracks, that, retarded as they may be, should still put a smile on your face.

Summing up, I'd like to compare "Save Each Other, The Whales Are Doing Fine" to a bowl of strawberries - You know what they taste like, you know you like it and it reminds you of summer and happiness in all the best ways. However, once you've eaten them, it's not like you've had a life changing experience or anything. Likewise, the songs on this album are sparkling little gems you can't help but enjoy, even if they might not make the most lasting of impressions. In any event, this band is party perfect, and I can only imagine how much fun they must be in a live environment. (Oh, and seriously check out ther "Band World" videos on myspace, they're hilarious!)

Download: Cheer Up Emo Kid, Demo For Dayna
For The Fans Of: New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, Reel Big Fish, The Wonder Years
Listen: myspace.com/patentpending

Release Date 06.06.2006
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