Being and Becoming

Being and Becoming

by The SmashUp
     
 
The lines between punk-pop and emo bands continues to get very blurry, and bands like New York City's the Smashup couldn't care less. On the quartet's full-length debut, 2005's Being and Becoming, singsongy choruses alternate with screamed vocal bits and guitar riffs custom-made for a hot afternoon at the Warped Tour. The group's

Overview

The lines between punk-pop and emo bands continues to get very blurry, and bands like New York City's the Smashup couldn't care less. On the quartet's full-length debut, 2005's Being and Becoming, singsongy choruses alternate with screamed vocal bits and guitar riffs custom-made for a hot afternoon at the Warped Tour. The group's ability to appeal to both styles is reinforced when you consider the bands they've opened for thus far -- Coheed & Cambria, Eighteen Visions, and the Used. Singer Watt White was previously employed by several companies to sing and appear in TV commercials. And his talent to "adapt" vocally is proven throughout Being and Becoming, as his vocals are a carbon copy of the modern-day, chart-topping punk-pop acts. You can close your eyes and just picture a field full of Hot Topic-attired youth jumping up and down in time to such anthemic ditties as "Never Going to Kill Us," "The Beating of Your Life," and "They Were There." And expectedly, you also get a few mellow tracks that will hopefully cross over to the big radio stations ("Dreams," "Murder to the Mattress," etc.). The youngins are sure to love it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
Warcon
UPC:
0850175001063
catalogNumber:
5

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Never Going to Kill Us
  2. No Name
  3. The Beating of Your Life
  4. Violencer, Pt. 2
  5. They Were There
  6. Dreams
  7. House Aflame
  8. Effigy
  9. Rachel's Day
  10. Murder to the Mattress

Disc 2

  1. Dead and Gone
  2. Identity Theft
  3. Drown
  4. Freeze
  5. No Smiles on Christmas
  6. Broken
  7. The Diamond Ring
  8. Saw 2 - Trailer
  9. Taste of Chaos DVD - Trailer
  10. Revolver Magazine Trailer
  11. The Process
  12. A Silent Protest
  13. Gun in Hand
  14. Little Sister
  15. Suburb Thuggin
  16. Useless
  17. Flaco 81
  18. Just Like I Remember
  19. Effigy
  20. The Final
  21. Saku
  22. Preview
  23. Activision's Tony Hawk 2
  24. American Chopper
  25. Paintball Video Game Trailers

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