by MidtownMidtown


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This clever Fueled By Ramen release features tracks from four bands -- three songs each from Midtown, Recover, Silent*Corporation, and Blueline Medic. While it suffers a bit from the groups' collective reliance on melodic hardcore and emo-ish pop-punk (it can occasionally be difficult for first-time listeners to tell them apart), New.Old.Rare will be a boon to fans for the very three reasons its title suggests. Australia's Blueline Medic turns in a bold cover of Tori Amos' "Precious Things" -- this version's by the numbers quiet/loud arrangement isn't remarkable, but frontman Donnie Dureau does effectively convey some of the tension and creeping uneasiness of the Amos original. The gravelly Dureau is also a dead vocal ringer for Jets to Brazil's Blake Schwarzenbach. Previously unreleased material includes an acoustic version of "Get It Together" from Midtown and Recover's hard-edged "Not a Word." While New.Old.Rare is pretty strong throughout, its best moments might come from Silent*Corporation, whose passionate and positive dueling vocals and energetic, chunky power chording during "Don't Look Back" and "Trapped in Me" keep things moving along at a breakneck, heartbreak-heavy pace.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2003
Label: Fueled By Ramen
UPC: 0645131205728
catalogNumber: 12057
Rank: 165954


  1. Precious Things
  2. Become What You Hate
  3. Fracture
  4. Don't Look Back
  5. Cathedral
  6. Easy Way Out
  7. Not a Word
  8. Trapped in Me
  9. They'll Let You Know
  10. Get It Together
  11. Unnatural
  12. New Direction

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Midtown   Primary Artist
David Snow   Bass
Gabe Saporta   Bass,Vocals
Rob Hitt   Drums
Tyler Rann   Guitar,Vocals
Heath Saraceno   Guitar,Vocals
Dan Keyes   Guitar,Vocals
Ross Tweedy   Bass
Jimmy Vela   Drums
Donnie Dureau   Guitar,Vocals
Adrian Lombardi   Guitar
Shaun Lohoar   Drums
Robert Mann   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tori Amos   Composer
Ian McCulloch   Composer
Pattinson   Composer
Will Sergeant   Composer
J. Robbins   Producer
Rob Phillips   Producer,Engineer
Bob Hoag   Producer,Engineer
Midtown   Composer
Lindsay Gravina   Producer,Engineer
Blueline Medic   Composer
Recover   Composer,Producer
Leah Baker   Engineer
Joe Panetta   Engineer
Tom Scholz   Composer

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