The Measure [sa] - Historical Fiction
Never a fan of dedicated fan of Punk, whether it be Oi! or Folk, The Measure [SA] from New Jersey, takes me a bit by storm. Backed, released and promoted by an indie Texas label Team Science, I'm that much more taken aback to find this combination of release at my desk, but that's just the politics of the thing, what about the music.
Fast paced, grit and grind em out punk with no strings or silly rhythms to make this plastic in anyway, shape or form, tracks like Letters and Vow are constant balls of energy, phenomenal drums and simplistic but gorging transistional punk chords are the strong belief and its beat into the ground. Which is possibly the only regret.
Other notable songs in traditional form are track three Little Things or seven Asbury Park, which follow more of a mellowed Punk flavor and format. The following spin is Angell St. which has a full power punk sound, but really doesnt have the same grit and feel as the rest of the album. A blend of Irish Folk rock, comparable to the likes of Flogging Molly can be found on tracks like Me Vs. Marlboro. My faovrite song here is probably eleven Sleep, a fantastic pace, terrific vocal teamwork during the bridges and chorus, and a constant blitzing feel it all comes to a haltering tempo three quarters of the way through the song and just before it dies sits back up to punch you in the face again.
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