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Averman - Hide Your Girlfriends

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Averman - Hide Your Girlfriends [EP]
Record Label: Round Kid Records
Release Date: October 31, 2009
Who?

Four-piece from Virginia Beach playing "realest pop-punk" (sic). In reality, they would fit right at home on Run For Cover or Paper+Plastick and are part of an up-and-coming group of bands getting attention for their no-nonsense approach to sincere pop-punk.


How is it?

All the talk of the "rebirth" of pop-punk makes it hard to decipher which bands are doing things right. It feels a lot like a group of religious practicioners trying to convince you that while all preaching the same concept, every one of them is subtly different from the other. Averman really doesn't make a certifiable promise that sets them apart from anyone else in the genre, but they do play fast, raw tunes from a genuine perspective.

Their debut EP is a blend of New Found Glory/Saves the Day influence that rivals Man Overboard and Fireworks-type pop-punk: brief doses of firy melodies over fast rhythms. You know what you're getting into, and if you're easy to please, Averman is speaking directly to you. The songs are tight yet frayed around the corners. Subject matter fails to stray too far from typical pop-punk territory, but ultimately what will catch listeners' attention are vocals and hook-factor. "Dictator" is a rather cut-and-dry for an opener, but "Boner Jamz '09" satisfies such quotas. You'll be damned if you aren't finding your toes tapping to "Sweep the Leg" or ignore some of the slight cheesiness of "Hey Girl" and reflect on the pleasant melody at work. Hey, this isn't exactly rocket science, but pop-punk is what it is; this is an EP of five songs that display the varying tempo and talents of a young group looking for their footing. With only so many ways to do it justice, it's good to see a few of the bands in this pack are making themselves stand out a little more than others.

Recommended if You LikeNew Found Glory; The Starting Line; Four Year Strong; Fireworks; Saves the Day
Choice Cuts"Boner Jamz '09," "Sweep the Leg" and "Unleash the Cobras"


Online VitalsOfficial Myspace
PurchaseBandcamp (for only $5!)
This review is a user submitted review from Chris Fallon. You can see all of Chris Fallon's submitted reviews here.
 
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05:37 AM on 09/06/10
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WeWereGiants
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Came in here to say "Hide yo' kidz, hide yo' wife"
Left with $5 less and some sweet jams, good review.
10:38 AM on 09/06/10
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Local boys. Love this E.P. Check this out, it's worth it.
11:07 AM on 09/06/10
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Great dudes. Great band.
11:29 AM on 09/06/10
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Came in here to say "Hide yo' kidz, hide yo' wife"
Left with $5 less and some sweet jams, good review.
Seconded. It was the first thing that popped in my head.
12:14 PM on 09/06/10
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Really? You stole the best characters name from The Mighty Ducks?
01:40 PM on 09/06/10
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Chris Fallon
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Really? You stole the best characters name from The Mighty Ducks?
Better than picking Goldberg, right?
01:44 PM on 09/06/10
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Better than picking Goldberg, right?
Ha, mark my words..there will be a metal band called FULTON. How could there not be?
02:05 PM on 09/06/10
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Chris Fallon
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Ha, mark my words..there will be a metal band called FULTON. How could there not be?
Hahaha I wouldn't be surprised in the least if that ever happens
03:23 PM on 09/06/10
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Excited to listen to this now....really enjoyed the review. Sounds like something right up my alley.

Also, did you mean realest or realist? Very different connotation there haha
03:29 PM on 09/06/10
Chris Fallon
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Excited to listen to this now....really enjoyed the review. Sounds like something right up my alley.

Also, did you mean realest or realist? Very different connotation there haha
On their myspace, it says "realest pop-punk" -- if it's a typo... their problem! hahaha
03:36 PM on 09/06/10
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On their myspace, it says "realest pop-punk" -- if it's a typo... their problem! hahaha
Haha true. I'm pretty sure they mean "realist"....like that's what The Wonder years label themselves as.
03:44 PM on 09/06/10
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On their myspace, it says "realest pop-punk" -- if it's a typo... their problem! hahaha

You could throw a (sic) in there! Haha
04:05 PM on 09/06/10
Chris Fallon
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You could throw a (sic) in there! Haha
Good point, didn't think of that! Doing that now, thanks!
04:47 PM on 09/06/10
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Good point, didn't think of that! Doing that now, thanks!

No problem! I'm surprised I even thought of it, to be honest! Haha

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