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circatbs 04/11/09 07:35 PM

Five Minute Ride - The World Needs Convincing Of All That It's Missing
 
Five Minute Ride - The World Needs Convincing Of All That It's Missing
Record Label: Rise Records
Release Date: February 15, 2005

Who?

Five Minute Ride was a post-hardcore band from Sacramento, California. The band features Kurt Travis, current vocalist of Dance Gavin Dance.

How is it?

This is an extremely solid EP. Be aware, this isn't the Kurt Travis you heard on Dance Gavin Dance's latest effort. His vocals are constantly alternating form singing to screaming in the blink of an eye. The guitars are very fast-paced and interesting, albeit a bit repetitive at times. The EP starts with a minute or so long instrumental track, and then leads into "The Rapture Was Yesterday," where Travis displays his vocal ability right off the bat. The harsh screaming is a trend throughout the EP, and you never know when Travis could go from soaring vocals into a piercing, high pitched scream-a-thon. One thing that interests me a lot with this release, is the bassist's ability. He, unlike most post-hardcore acts, does not simply go along with whatever the hell the guitarists are doing. He sort of does his own thing, giving the songs much more depth than you would normally see from a post-hardcore band. His skills as a bassist are evident in "I Knew A Girl Named Love York," which is really his showcase. Nothing that Five Minute Ride does is what you would normally expect from a post-hardcore band. They aren't extremely generic, they aren't easily accessible to 13 year old girls wearing black eye makeup, and they don't use the common formulas. With The World Needs Convincing Of All That It's Missing, the guys of Five Minute Ride really showed they had the chops to be a great post-hardcore band.

Recommended If You LikeDance Gavin Dance's Untitled; Lower Definition with more screaming

more heart 04/21/09 04:25 PM

..and people say Rise never released anything good.

leftapart 04/21/09 10:05 PM

This is a very well structured EP. I love Kurts' vocals, his screaming/singing; I wish that he would use this ability with Dance Gavin Dance. The musicianship is phenomenal as well, my only complaint is that the music is a bit repetitive and can become a bit dull/boring after a while. Sometimes I can't listen to the EP all the way through because I lose interest. It's still great though; I recommend anyone who digs DGD to check out Five Minute Ride. They released another EP before this as well which is a bit softer but just as great: 'Bathroom Walls... Lipstick Secrets'.

SwedishHeat 04/21/09 10:47 PM

These guys had some buzz back in the day. Them and Still Life Projector. . . haha.

rpk004 04/22/09 12:35 AM

this is one of my favorite post-hardcore works. i like kurt a lot in a mellower style on dgd too, but i love how 'frantic' this album is.

youngwolf 04/22/09 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwedishHeat (Post 41278882)
These guys had some buzz back in the day. Them and Still Life Projector. . . haha.

haha, slp was sick back in the day, i remember seeing them at the capital garage with Dead Poetic and Shop 11 Phoenix

Broden Terry 04/22/09 04:50 AM

Definitely need to check this out. Great review Adam!

TotalCollapse 04/22/09 12:49 PM

Good album.

myplasticyou 04/23/09 09:48 AM

i used to have some sweet videos of the singer playing their songs acoustic

jaywarden1 04/26/09 05:21 PM

this is an amazing album

xjdizzle 05/15/09 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by more heart (Post 41250952)
..and people say Rise never released anything good.

Rise used to have good bands Still Life Projector,The Clarity Process,Coretta Scott and Five Minute Ride but now the Labels gone to the shitter .Very generic selection in bands .In fear and Faith is the only decent band on that label now.

more heart 05/15/09 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xjdizzle (Post 43233702)
Rise used to have good bands Still Life Projector,The Clarity Process,Coretta Scott and Five Minute Ride but now the Labels gone to the shitter .Very generic selection in bands .In fear and Faith is the only decent band on that label now.

Way more better bands than IFAF.

RadiantEyes 08/14/10 12:48 PM

The one reason, I got into this band was because I was watching a The Fall Of Troy live video, and Thomas said that they were awesome.
I bought the E.p. afterwards...To bad, they broke up.... So much potential.
Spot-on review