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Echo Screen
Euphoria
Rock Out Records
www.echoscreennj.com


Not many albums now-a-days make you feel happy-go-lucky after giving them a listen. Especially in the genre of Alternative, Punk or even Emo. Instead, there are feelings of anger, rage, or even sadness. However, after giving the newest release from Echo Screen a good listen, my outlook on life is a tad more pleasant.

Perhaps that's why they named this album Euphoria, which by definition means basically being happy or elated. On this CD their Powerpop-ness shines through with youthful melodies, just right hooks and lyrics that easily get stuck in your head on repeat. Having collaborated with great minds like producers John Naclerlo (Senses Fail, Midtown), Shep Goodman, and Kenny Giola (Punchline, Head Automatica), you're bound to find a method that works. And having already made an appearance on Van's Warped Tour in '06, Echo Screen have already begun their music expedition on the right path.

When you pop in their CD right away you're hit with their first single "This Letter Bomb." With a video to accompany, the song is a great opening. For their second release I'd like to see "Gloria" or "Rushmore." Two songs bursting with energy and ones I'd be very interested to see what shows up in their videos. I'm sure they'll make me happy.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. This Letter Bomb
2. Everything After Bradford
3. The Science Of Stopping Time
4. Start Tomorrow
5. Gloria
6. October
7. Rushmore
8. The 5 Cent Tour Of The Pearly Gates Part I: Our Hopes
9. The 5 Cent Tour Of The Pearly Gates Part II: Our Fears
10. Submitted For The Approval Of The Midnight Society

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