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Safety Word Orange - Acceptance EP

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Safety Word OrangeAcceptance EP
Record Label: None
Release Date: June 14, 2011
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Now three EPs into the pop-punk game, Safety Word Orange proves the third time truly is the charm with Acceptance. Following off right where last summer’s On Your Mark. Get Set. left off, Acceptance is another record right on time for a hot summer, filled with glistening pop-punk tunes and music made for the beach or simply driving around this summer with the windows rolled down. Yeah, it’s that season again.

With a sound similar to similar acts such as The Swellers, Go Radio, and The Dangerous Summer, Safety Word Orange prove they could easily stand beside these groups; however, what they need first is an official full length record. With that said, Acceptance only leaves listeners even more excited for that debut. Take the opening “Sound The Alarm,” for example – a track with fiery guitars and one of the most addicting choruses of the summer. As James Mason sings “There’s only one way to stop the shaking in our hands / Slip me that antidote come rescue me girl” it’s nearly impossible not to sing along. On the other end of the spectrum, “Tin Can Telescope” follows with more pop than punk, as Safety Word Orange slow it down a bit on this vocal zenith of the record, again channeling The Dangerous Summer. The guitar intro on “Breathe” reminds us of the intro to All Time Low’s “Six Feet Under The Stars,” but the comparison stops there, as what follows is another addictive number of summery pop-punk music.

Not straying far from the path, “459” kicks off with killer guitars before Mason leads another addictive summer track. As the EP closes off at the 15 minute mark, it’s clear that Safety Word Orange don’t feel the need to fix what ain’t broken – a wise idea, at that. Nothing groundbreaking or monumental, Acceptance is simply a short dosage of summer – nothing less, nothing more. Further demonstrating their knack for addictive pop hooks and sing-along choruses, Safety Word Orange have released the EP of the summer, once again.

Recommended If You Likepop-punk; Go Radio; The Swellers; The Dangerous Summer

Additional Information
Track Listing:
1. Sound The Alarm
2. Tin Can Telescope
3. Breathe
4. 459

Safety Word Orange are:
James Mason – Vocals
Robbie Rusbuldt – Guitar, Vocals
Jackson Wise – Guitar, Vocals
Will Michalik – Bass
Travis King – Drums

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09:03 PM on 06/12/11
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Sounds like something I'd like. Another quality review, Ryan.
11:14 PM on 06/12/11
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Rva
11:16 PM on 06/12/11
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It's nice to see awesome bands coming from Richmond.
11:26 PM on 06/12/11
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Can't wait to hear this! But I'm amazed they are rarely compared to Hit the Lights.... I'd put them in the same ballpark!
08:34 AM on 06/13/11
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this album rules! it's streaming here: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/17
08:36 AM on 06/13/11
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these guys are everywhere these days, and rightfully so. great EP!
09:38 AM on 06/13/11
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Better comparisons would be Hit the Lights and Just Surrender. Incredible EP. This should get them on the map.
12:30 PM on 06/13/11
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Excellent review
01:29 PM on 06/13/11
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Good stuff =D
03:35 PM on 06/13/11
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i love this EP

09:13 PM on 06/13/11
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Loved their last EP. Definitely going to buy this.
10:42 PM on 06/13/11
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This album is amazing :) These boys have so much heart and put so much of just that into yet another amazing EP. This guys right, it's time for a full length!! I'm already ready for more! <3
11:24 PM on 06/13/11
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Awesome guys who are just working hard doing what they love. I loved their last EP and this one is just as amazing. I can't wait for them to put out a full length someday :)

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