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In Endeavors
You've Got Your Friends, I've Got Mine
Eugene Records


Grinding trippy garage-rock like The Hives with pellets of Hot Hot Heat's post-punk frippery, Kentucky-based outfit In Endeavors move garage-rock forward while turning the pages back a few paces to the millennium's new wave of pop-punk trendsetters. The band's 5-track EP You've Got Your Friends, I've Got Mine is saturated in toe-tapping beats, sing-along choruses, and catchy guitar hooks with their own ad-hoc style. The rhythmic beating of bassist Patrick Meyers and drummer Del Renfroe are molded around the rambunctious flourishes of guitarists Clif Meyers and Ryan Deatherage as the coarse timbres of lead vocalist Gerren Reach soar across the channels with a boisterous echo like The Sex Pistols' vocalist Johnny "Rotten" Lydon.

The blustery guitar shreds and rumbling beats of "Private Eye" vibrate at The Sex Pistols' frequency with crumbs of the Buzzcocks' sonic crashing, while "I Can't Run" is tread in post-punk stylized spins and a melodic cabling reminiscent of Hot Hot Heat. The band crackles like a punk band from the '60s and harmonizes like the post-punk trendsetters of the new millennium. Their songs are tuneful while rooted in the foothills of noise-punk and tarred with garage-rock cataclysms. Songs like "The Move" and "Day One" are branded with a Brit-textured punk and a fiery scrambling, while the title track seems derived by a hybrid of sources from the US to the UK.

Though In Endeavor don't seem to have distinguished themselves from their musical influences on their latest album, You've Got Your Friends, I've Got Mine, they do show that they understand what drives punk-inspired germinations, and the band is adept at composing their own original material stemming from it. Their music may not sound new, but they make punk-rock sound contemporary.

-Susan Frances

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