Run Doris Run - Five More Songs and You Can Go Home EP
Release Date: 2005
Record Label: Unsigned
The Short Version
If you have ever found yourself yearning for some high school-era Fenix TX garage demos, then look no further than Run Doris Run for an inoffensive substitute. Still wet behind the ears and only comfortably into their teenage years, Run Doris Run churns out 5 takes on the done-to-death, sunny, innocent pop-punk that will forever feel about 8 years too late to cash in on the feverish Drive-Thru invasion of days long-since-passed. Now, just being a pop-punk group no longer issues a mandate for success, as the current name of the game is polished vocals over clever superemo lyrics, neither of which shows its face here.
Everything on Five More Songs and You Can Go Home is executed with precisely the predictability you would expect from a group of kids barely old enough to get behind the wheel of their parent's Oldsmobile - the lyrics are harmlessly trite, the riffs are saturated with power chords, and the vocals are (at times) horrendously off-key. The band does, on the upside, possess a knack for crafting songs with that je ne sais quoi recipe for catchiness that will inexplicably have you humming "Winning Genevieve" despite your best attempts to purge it from your mental buffer. Give Ryan Koppel some voice lessons and a few years to tie up the loose ends of puberty and he might just end up being the second coming of Will Salazar he is gunning to be. Let's just hope that if and when that happens these guys will still be a band and the world will still crave its mindlessly breezy summer soundtracks.
i like the mini-review idea for the smaller releases and because they'll allow more reviews to be put out...that said i think they work best for ep's versus full lengths simply because there is less material to cover. but i think when used for full lengths one may come away feeling like not everything had been said, they may be less gratifying...whatever i'm rambling. keep it up.
Yeah I think I like the short review and am looking forward to more of them. As for the guy saying he already has that name copyrighted I have never heard of your site. I guess that doesnt make it open to copy what is yours but come on.