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Just Breathe
     

Just Breathe

by Lovehatehero
 
The label of post-hardcore has provided undue shelter for too many big emo babies, but Burbank, CA's Lovehatehero don't fall into this trap with their tough and pop-savvy debut album, Just Breathe. Even in a genre defined by lyrics both elaborate and emotive, Lovehatehero stand out of the pack;

Overview

The label of post-hardcore has provided undue shelter for too many big emo babies, but Burbank, CA's Lovehatehero don't fall into this trap with their tough and pop-savvy debut album, Just Breathe. Even in a genre defined by lyrics both elaborate and emotive, Lovehatehero stand out of the pack; tackling tough issues like teenage depression ("This Dream Called Life") and suicidal thoughts ("Second Chance") right off the bat, using the kind of obliquely poetic sensitivity that will get the girls all excited and teach the boys a few good lines. Significantly more straightforward numbers such as "Fall," "These Fists Are Grenades," and the standout "The Risk" ensure that those who fail to grasp the less obvious messages aren't left completely out in the cold, either, their arrangements often following suit to make them among the most immediate offerings on hand here. The addition of female vocals (ably performed by Juliet Simms) to "Theatre of Robots" achieves only the mildest of distinction for the song, but on the lengthier and more challenging excursion "Knees Bled Begging," Lovehatehero strikes a super-effective balance between musical dramatics (layered minor chords) and accessibility. This latest factor -- along with singer Pierrick Berube's always forceful, no-whining delivery -- may in fact help convince even the toughest contingent of semi-metallic listeners to believe in the band's cause. As for post-emo fans, there's no reason why they too shouldn't love this record, lest they lack all traces of a spine to withstand the harder stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
Label:
Ferret Records
UPC:
0828136005221
catalogNumber:
52

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Performance Credits

Lovehatehero   Primary Artist
Mark Johnston   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paris Bosserman   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bryan Ross   Drums,Vocals
Juliet Simms   Vocals
Bryan Ross   Drums,Background Vocals
Pierrick Berube   Vocals
Josh Newman   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Doug Messenger   Engineer
Clay Davidson   Management
Ryan Baker   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Evan Leake   Art Direction
Lovehatehero   Composer
Juliet Simms   Composer
Pierrick Berube   Composer

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