Save Your Breath – Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy EP
Record Label: Adeline Records
Release Date: April 13, 2010
Newness is everywhere. From my mom’s Bunco pal Linda who started spending the night to 3-D comic book porn, it’s all previously unseen and currently unneeded. That’s why a pop-punk band like Wales’ Save Your Breath come off so welcoming and catchy. After 10 seconds of intro “xRYx Almost Died At A Foam Party,” you know you’re in for New Found Glory hooks and Set Your Goals speed. It’s not never-heard-before, but there’s also no strange forays into experimental territories. Sometimes it’s nice to hear something you know. And if that thing you know is also something new, it’s not just nice; it’s perfect.
The arena size of rockers like “I Am The Ticket?!” and “Not in the Mood for Kiwi” create instant attraction with guitar solos the size of 80s hairdos and bridges that allow time for both catching your breath and creating anticipation. There’s nothing complicated or mysterious about Save Your Breath, and it’s this openness that makes Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy great for car trips with “radio friendly” friends. Simply put, if you like guitar music, you’ll probably find at least one thing agreeable about Save Your Breath.
I realize that I sound like Grandpa Get Off My Porch with all this, “I hate new music!” crap. Trust that few appreciate a zany left musical turn as much as this guy, but sometimes it's nice to walk into something already knowing the outcome. We all know music can be a big ol’ guessing game. And it’s one that eats up a lot of time. But in between gym trips to benchpress 400 pounds and all of my one night stands, I just don’t have the time to guess wrong anymore. But with Save Your Breath there’s no guessing. You know you’re going to get fast, catchy, melodic, adjective!-laden pop-punk that’s real and adjective-y. Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy is one hell of a positive adjective experience!
Recommended If You Like: Set Your Goals, New Found Glory, me
disagree with the ratings; i've heard many bands that put out the same recycled material and get good reviews, yet those bands don't nail it half as good as SYB, but w/e...
the ratings usually have nothing to do with the actual review, most of the reviewers on this site will even say that
and plus the rating isn't even bad...and neither is the review, this review pin points them perfectly