Thursday, February 11, 2010

Anarbor - Let The Games Begin

Pop-punk is an overwhelming genre.  There are so many bands that sound alike.  It's really easy to forget who you're listening to.  Anarbor is a band from Phoenix, Arizona.  They're a part of the "Once It Hits Your Lips Tour" with The Friday Night Boys, The Bigger Lights, and The Ready Set.  Their EP, Free Your Mind, was released in spring of 2009.  "Let The Games Begin" is featured on this album.  This song, which I listed in one of my first playlists here, manages to be unique in a genre that grows every seconds.  The song, which I first discovered from the Vans Warped Tour, starts with an insanely catchy guitar riff.  Many vocalists in this genre tend to get annoying after a coupe of songs.  Anarbor's vocalist, Slade Echeverria, has just the right tone to his voice to avoid this trap.  The ascending final note and his in-and-out falsetto adds variety to the song.  Plus, the "bang bang" backup vocals are interesting on their own.  I would check out this song if you're a fan of the genre.  I would also give it a listen if you like There For Tomorrow, Every Avenue, This Providence, and similar bands.

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