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So They Say
Antidote For Irony
Fearless Records
www.sotheysaymusic.com


I supposed I started off listening to this CD with the intent of liking what I heard... After reading that So They Say is a product of the Midwest, like me, I automatically wanted to give them a good review. Upon finishing my run through of the album, I found no problem giving them that good review.

Officially from St. Louis, the band consisting of David, Joseph, Justin, Nick and Joe, first showed up in 2005. Within a year, the diligent staff at Fearless Records managed to squeeze a full-length, 11 song album out of them. Their first album earned them a place on the stage of the Midwest part of the Warped Tour in 2005. Sharing the Tour with artists like Thrice and The Starting Line allowed for the band to really grab an audience. Now, with the release of Antidote For Irony that audience gets a full taste of what this band can do. Alternative and Punk is what my iTunes categorized them as and I believe that fits. Their music would go nicely with bands like: Anberlin, Taking Back Sunday, or Rufio; basically described as a harder rock with powerful themes. In the song "Good-Bye", there are some almost poetic lyrics: "applause for you always pointing out everyone's flaws/all alone I hope you change someday for your own good". Will you be uplifted after listening to their album? Probably not, but I have no doubt that they will have you rocking out by the end.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. In Loving Memory Of
2. Antidote For Irony
3. Anxiety Is Setting In
4. Good-Bye
5. In Essence We Are Falling
6. You Asked "Where Are We Now?"
7. Over Exposed Photo
8. The Burden
9. Act Like You're Listening, Til It's Your Turn To Talk
10. Talking In Circles
11. A Beautiful Plan


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