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Stream New Mixtapes Song

Posted by: Drew Beringer (04/10/13)
You can stream a new Mixtapes song titled "Elevator Days" over at AV Club. It's off the band's upcoming album, Ordinary Silence, which hits stores on June 25th. You can pre-order it here.
    
 
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10:08 AM on 04/10/13
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i love mixtapes but not too sure after one listen. hopefully itll grow on me.
10:18 AM on 04/10/13
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Yeah that's on par with the new Transit record. Just why.
10:22 AM on 04/10/13
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This sounds pretty much exactly as I expected it to.
10:25 AM on 04/10/13
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Think it sounds better than EOTWN. Good stuff.
10:35 AM on 04/10/13
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I dig this a lot. I like a good amount of songs off of their last album, so if this is any indication, I'm excited for this to come out. The A.V Club is a weird place to premier this kind of music, though..
10:45 AM on 04/10/13
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Yeah that's on par with the new Transit record. Just why.
Comparing Mixtapes and Transit seems a little weird if you ask me. Mixtapes's very nature of a band doesn't actually create any expectations. Their songs are almost supposed to be somewhat average -- but that helps contribute to the "hey these guys are just like you and me" that makes the band awesome. The new song doesn't help push any new musical boundaries, but Mixtapes aren't boundary pushers to begin with.

Meanwhile, Transit did create some expectations with L&F and then were victimized by their own success on Young New England. I know they can do better, so I expect better.
10:50 AM on 04/10/13
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i generally am not a fan at all of this band, but i actually enjoyed jamming this. its got an old weezer vibe in some ways
10:52 AM on 04/10/13
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Comparing Mixtapes and Transit seems a little weird if you ask me. Mixtapes's very nature of a band doesn't actually create any expectations. Their songs are almost supposed to be somewhat average -- but that helps contribute to the "hey these guys are just like you and me" that makes the band awesome. The new song doesn't help push any new musical boundaries, but Mixtapes aren't boundary pushers to begin with.

Meanwhile, Transit did create some expectations with L&F and then were victimized by their own success on Young New England. I know they can do better, so I expect better.

You lost me when you said the point is that they're not good. Lol.
11:15 AM on 04/10/13
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Sounds good to me, man. I love this band.
11:27 AM on 04/10/13
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Comparing Mixtapes and Transit seems a little weird if you ask me. Mixtapes's very nature of a band doesn't actually create any expectations. Their songs are almost supposed to be somewhat average -- but that helps contribute to the "hey these guys are just like you and me" that makes the band awesome. The new song doesn't help push any new musical boundaries, but Mixtapes aren't boundary pushers to begin with.

Meanwhile, Transit did create some expectations with L&F and then were victimized by their own success on Young New England. I know they can do better, so I expect better.
I think saying their songs are supposed to be "somewhat average" is selling the band short. By a long-shot. To a certain extent, I get what I think you're trying to say -- The songs aren't complicated. But ultimately, I think for a band to be succesful playing music like this ("pop-punk" for lack of a better term) there needs to be a certain level of songwriting. From my perspective, that's the band's strong suit. The lyrics, the hooks, etc. They aren't trying to bowl everybody over with insane guitar solos but...They do have a strong tendency to write catchy-ass pop songs that are relatable to a wide breadth of individuals while including fairly specific details that create a storytelling vibe.

I have expectations for this band. High ones. They just don't relate to crazy drum fills or fret work, y'know?
11:36 AM on 04/10/13
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Phenomenal song, better than everything but Russian House DJ off their last. I'm all about that Weezer feel.
11:37 AM on 04/10/13
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anyone else getting a sum 41 feel on the chorus?
11:50 AM on 04/10/13
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i bet their show in Tinley Park IL is with Real Friends.
11:50 AM on 04/10/13
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I got exactly what I expected when I pressed play. If you're a Mixtapes fan, you'll like it. If not, I can't imagine this converting you.
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