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The Bank Robbers
Tomorrow Belongs To Me
No Milk Records
www.thebankrobbers.com


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 me.

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.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
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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