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Good lord, who am I?!
05/29/10 at 02:04 AM by Chris Fallon
Not exactly sure how I feel about myself or my listening habits at the moment.

I am currently giving Mercy Mercedes' new record, Believe It, a spin and while it's catchier than whatever sexual transmitted disease you can find... it's also very synth-heavy. And frankly, my ears AREN'T USED TO THAT!

Now, I don't necessarily have a set bias against synth-heavy music (hey, I like my fair share of '80's pop), however in this day & age, it's just not usually my thing. It reminds me a bit too much of Owl City and bullshit like that. Hell, I can't be expected to keep all these keyboard-happy bands apart. As far as I'm concerned, a majority of what I spy on It-Leaked is perpetually stunted-growth pop music.

Mercy Mercedes' last EP was not something I enjoyed. Don't really remember any specifics, I just recall turning that one off after one casual listen. This new album is best described as (and I am stealing this from Joe DeAndrea) "Cartel with synthesizers." I swear, Will Pugh has to be singing on here somewhere.

You take that whole synth thing off the album? No question that any pop-punk fan would eat this up like . The middle of this record is very heavy on using said keyboard instrument and I'm just not sure how I feel about it yet. Thankfully, the band dropped the neon imagery get-up, and after comparison, a few of the older songs re-recorded here sound infinitely better (in case you wanna know, two of the EP's tracks were re-recorded for the disc).

Yeah, this is kind of a stupid post/point to make, but this is sort of a big deal to me. I don't find myself listening to music this unabashedly poppy, yet so goddamn catchy, from a band I previously dismissed. Apologies for being redundant, but I simply feel kind of weird listening to. Probably because I'm so punk, bro.

Now back to my regularly scheduled Crossfade addiction.
Tags: mercy mercedes, believe it, pop music, secrets revealed!
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In the Same Candlelight
09/15/09 at 05:56 PM by Chris Fallon
Not really allowed to say who this is, but this song has been in my head for weeks now. Reminds me of my girlfriend, who has always had this effect on men (including lucky ol' me). I can't transcribe one or two words in the chorus, however, the words are so sweet and simple, I couldn't help but share. When the band or artist in question release said album, I think you'll enjoy it, too.

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To know her, is to love her. I'm going undercover to catch a glimpse, but not get caught. But to see her could be worse if I don't get my head straight first. On second thought, I guess I'm not.

She's almost brighter than the sun; seems to me to be unfair, when you consider everyone who pales when they compare. When they compare...

Can't hold a candle to her, 'cause all the moths get in the way. And they'll begin to chew her inside _____ until it frays. She outshines anyone who ever might dare to bask in the same candlelight.

Oh please don't seat us in the back with all the insects and the trash. She is the lady, I'm the tramp. Collecting stares from pairs close by, then flutters in the butterfly. You're just a moth drawn to the lamp.

She's like an ancient artifact, something you're lucky to have found. She'll pinch the nerves in all the necks when she turns those heads around. Those heads around...

Can't hold a candle to her, 'cause all the moths get in the way. And they'll begin to chew her inside _____ until it frays. She outshines anyone who ever might dare to bask in the same candlelight. Who may dare to bask in the same candlelight!

She's almost brighter than the sun; seems to me to be unfair, when you consider everyone who pales when they compare. When they compare...

Can't hold a candle to her, 'cause all the moths get in the way. And they'll begin to chew her inside _____ until it frays. She outshines anyone who ever might dare to bask in the same candlelight. In the same candlelight!
Tags: lyrics, secret, girlfriend, mystery
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