Friday, July 13, 2007

you me and this lame CD

(Originally for High Voltage, the site is going through some changes, so I thought to post it here)

You, Me & Everyone We Know
“Party For the Grown and Sexy” (EP)

It’s like people aren’t even trying these days. You, Me & Everyone We Know have the sheer balls to not only name their band after a movie that’s been released in the last two years, but to also rip off a band that also took their name from a film (Say Anything). Since YMEWK is too cool to put out an actual full-length, I’m granted the opportunity to do a track-by-track review of this six-song EP.

“I’d Be More Interested If You Were Already Spoken For...”
Okay, there needs to be this new rule where song titles can’t be longer than six words. Thanks to bands like Fall Out Boy and Underoath, there’s this new crop of bands that seem to dream up of crazier song titles than actually spending their time to write a decent song. Anyway, this song sounds like a poppier version of Coheed and Cambria’s “Blood Red Summer.” Even the lead guitar riff is the same. If this is suggestive of what’s to come, this may be the longest EP ever.

“Do It Again (You’re Not Making Me Want to Touch You)”
Holy Say Anything! I can close my eyes and imagine Max Bemis singing this song with its literary references and gang vocal choruses. Of course since Bemis and company have been peddling “Is a Real Boy” since 2004, this shit more tired and trite than clever.

“The Press War”
Wow, a song title that’s only three words! Sweet. I keep skipping around this song on my iTunes to hear if anything interesting will be said. Nope. Just another paint-by-numbers emo song. Next!

“...Because I Spit Hot Fire”
I don’t know what’s more annoying, when rock bands ironically attempt to interject rap slang into their song titles and daily vernacular or when they try to sing a ballad? In this song YMEWK finds their inner-Gatsby’s American Dream, recalling the old school “Ribbons & Sugar”-era vocal stylings of Nic Newsham and reminding us of the days when scene kids would download songs from

“The Rent Is Due”
I can’t believe I have one more song to sit through. Is there a God?

Carolina Heat”
In the ultimate clash of influential bands, YMEWK attempts to relentlessly rape the vocal cadences of Brandon Urie from Panic At the Disco AND Max Bemis causing a rip in the emo space time continuum and creating a post-apocalyptic world in which boys and their girlfriends have similar haircuts and spend their days battling each other on which post-Blink 182 band is better, scouring the internet for a leak of the new My Chemical Romance demos and pretending they know who Morrissey is.

I wish I had something nice to say about You, Me & Everyone We Know other than encouraging people to check out the movie. As far as this band goes, I seriously hope they have day jobs.

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At 10:07 PM , Blogger Michael said...


You, Me And Everyone We Know is a fresh new band trying to make it somewhere in the pop-punk scene. And they are awesome guys and they appreciate every fan they get. so they even posted your lame review on their myspace page because even though you didn't like it. you did listen to it. and i bet it got to you after a while cause catchy pop-punk will do that.


At 1:51 PM , OpenID foundat1on37 said...

And they're going to be big whether you like it or not.

Their music is amazing, and I don't see how you don't think so.

I love YM&EWK

At 4:48 PM , Blogger Sunshine Eats said...

You're an idiot.

At 3:20 PM , OpenID submissionadict said...

Dude.. you spelt Brendon Urie wrong... BRENDON.. not Brandon..

and that was a totall laugh.. even if i dont agree (y)

At 5:31 PM , Blogger dude said...






At 3:36 PM , Blogger Alex said...

Give the guy a break. It was a well written review (especially the "Carolina Heat" paragraph, gave me a good laugh) and he makes a few good points in my eyes. If you agree with his opinions on the band or not, responses like "you're...a...faggot!" aren't really representing the band or it's fans well. So way to just fuel his fire in case he was thinking of writing a review trashing another one of their CDs.

At 5:27 PM , OpenID musicismahbff said...

i don't really agree with you, but "to each his own."

i really like You, Me, And Everyone We Know, but i think that your arguement's backed up, with references that actually make sense, not just "other bands" and vague crap like that. at least you're not saying "they suck. end of story."

and sure, their stuff's not a total musical breakthrough, but it's good, good enough for me.

You sound like you know what you're saying, but i guess i just have to respectfully disagree.

At 12:25 PM , Blogger EstefIsMartian said...

You should hear "Livin' the dream."
I don't know, maybe you have and they changed the song title but, I think they are really talented and honest.

Say whatever you want but, they have guts for putting this bad review on their page. They could have easily disregarded it. They allow you to make YOUR point. Allow them an opportunity to make THEIR point to the world. We want to hear.

At 6:20 PM , Blogger Joe said...

thank you sir. music like this needs to stop happening. estefismartian, this music is actually the opposite of honest...

At 1:57 PM , Blogger Gary said...

You can definitely hear Max Bemis and Brendon Urie in this. In fact the first time I heard it i thought they were making a guest appearance. It doesn't stop me from enjoying their music though. Well written review none the less.

At 9:12 PM , Blogger freshtodeath said...

fuck you, for realz.
you know this band is full
of talent, this cd is stacked with
catchy vocals, and amazingly written songs.

and they will go somewhere.
probably further than you will.


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