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The Lives of Famous MenModern Love, The Wooden Vehicle
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: December 18th, 2007
Who Is It?

A five-piece (maybe indie) pop-rock band from Portland, Oregon with an accurate and fleshy use of keys and proper melodies. Singer Daniel Hall is a breathy one, but it’s not pretentious or forced. This has a lot to do with the production on the efffort, the Modern Love, The Wooden Vehicle EP. Smooth sayer Hall is another instrument in the same, and all three songs are slick to touch. But the music?


How Is It?

A priceless hook and an warm-welcoming foyer for a band that OBVIOUSLY has TONS to offer. “Notes From A Cult Classic,” the third track, is my favorite in vocal pattern and melody, but all three are winners. The Lives of Famous Men are mean men when it comes to a good catch - these bits aren’t easy to throw away. The dancing is a bit jazzy – sparked mostly by the piano and Hall’s breathy undertaking – but the whole product doesn’t feel like a rip off disco. It’s incredibly refreshing, in fact, and outstandingly keen for taking a genre that’s normally littered with crap and churning out something solid and genuine. This may be similar to other bands/releases, but generic still doesn't cross my mind. I’m snapping my fingers, I’m pressing repeat … I think I’m blown away right now.

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This review is a user submitted review from Julia Conny. You can see all of Julia Conny's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:19 AM on 01/31/08
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This EP is hardly an EP only being 3 songs, but it is better than you make it seem (and you make it seem great). The three songs are the best new music I have heard in a really long time. Very refreshing!

-Jan.
09:40 AM on 01/31/08
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singer reminds me of darryl(head automatica)
10:36 AM on 01/31/08
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had this band in Jersey back in the Summer and they stayed ay my house really nice people
10:40 AM on 01/31/08
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unique band, incredible EP
10:44 AM on 01/31/08
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This band is so good. They've gotta be getting some label offers.
11:55 AM on 01/31/08
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I would certainly say so. The band has been featured on mtvU.
12:11 PM on 01/31/08
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this band is amazing and i love this EP. i have a feeling they will explode this year.
01:08 PM on 01/31/08
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this band is amazing and i love this EP. i have a feeling they will explode this year.

Or jump onto a good deal. They could do big, big things.
04:22 PM on 01/31/08
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I like the guitar sounds on "Notes from a Cult Classic."

You write nice once-overs, Julia.
04:24 PM on 01/31/08
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I really love you Julia. Serious, you might be my favorite person on this website.

I enjoy this band quite much. Too bad they are on the other coastline.

Good summery.
05:13 PM on 01/31/08
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I love this band, this EP, and this review. It's nice to finally have someone NOT compare them to Panic. Since I don't personally any similiarities. I am glad Julia mentioned that.

As for labels, I am guessing somethings are in the works.
05:15 PM on 01/31/08
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they're amazing and I think the EP is absolutely awesome.
07:13 PM on 01/31/08
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I decided to check them out because of the favorable review, and was way beyond disappointed. Didn't enjoy a single thing about them.
09:45 PM on 01/31/08
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I like the guitar sounds on "Notes from a Cult Classic."

You write nice once-overs, Julia.

Thanks, A. You always brighten my day.

It's cause I'm a ninja.

I really love you Julia. Serious, you might be my favorite person on this website.

I enjoy this band quite much. Too bad they are on the other coastline.

Good summery.

Right back at you! I was seriously blown away when I listened. it would be fucking awesome if they toured over on this side of the country.

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