One of the hardest things for today's artists has to be coming up
with a unique band name. It has to be creative, meaningful, and one-of-a-kind.
Well, The Bank Robbers is definitely unique and one-of-a-kind,
although I'm not too sure of the meaning behind it. Plus, personally
being someone who works in a bank, the name doesn't exactly comfort
But, let's take a look at this band objectively. What they have going
for them: an excellent and noteworthy performance at this years SXSW,
a personal invite from U2 to accompany them on stage for the
song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and working
with producer Mike Turner (Our Lady Peace). What they
could work on: having only heard their most recent release Tomorrow
Belongs To Me, I cannot tell whether their musical style has changed.
But, from what I've heard, perhaps it needs too. This album, to me,
sounds very similar to many other post-hardcore groups that are out
on the scene today. In the beginning of "I Can Make You Disappear",
no matter how many times I heard it, I could swear I was hearing "Lights
and Sounds" by Yellowcard. Now, this is only their sophomore
album, therefore I do have high hopes for the future.
One thing I will say is that I would like to see these guys in
concert. Their SXSW show is one of the more legendary of this year,
complete with swinging mic stands and breaking glass. Maybe this
is one of those bands that are simply better live. Hopefully they
are, because it sounds to me like they put on a unique and one-of-a-kind
show for their fans.
1. I'll See You In Another Life
2. Defending The Kingdom
3. Making Promises
4. I Can Make You Disappear
5. Believe Everything
6. Spirit Of The Stairway
7. The Sound Of The World
8. The Truth Is Rarely Pure, And Never Simple
9. Facing Our Nightmare
10. Before The Words Are Spoken
11. Here's Your Song You've Always Wanted
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