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Patent Pending
Save The Children, The Whales Are Doing Fine
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The Long Island-based pop punk quartet Patent Pending - also known as P-Unit - are four members of the Pending clan - Michael on lead vocals, Joe on guitar and backup vocals, Drew on bass, and Anthony on drums. Their dishes of turbo charged punk fare, urgent vocal reels, and darting rhythmic pistons give the songs fanciful décor, loads of zest and beads of animated stanzas. The songs encourage full bodied vocals alight with self-expressions indicative of Get Up Kids and Down To Earth Approach. The injections of punk and screamo in the vocals manifest an urgency in the mix and produce a major workout in the music tides.

The punk provisions on "Los Angeles" are so effective that the hits on the song at purevolume.com broke records. The stylized punk punches and urgent vocals rove in unison, generating a twister force. The super charged guitar gusts on "This Can't Happen Again" parallel intervals of pouncing drum rolls. There are breaks in the track to invite audiences to sing along to the verses when the number is performed live. P-Unit's songs have a theme of creating openings for their audience to participate in the singing, like in the cheerful ditty "The L-Town Shakedown" which draws listeners easily into its vocal flounces.

The prancing fizzles of the trombone kilt a bedlam of guitar skids that careen through "Decemberween." The vocal harmonies crisscross the main vein of vocals in an electrifying verve. The solemn prologue of guitar and vocals on "Lights Out In Mississippi" segue into animated rushes expounding of drum strikes and racing guitars. "Demo For Dayna" explores deep throat vocals along wailing instrument lines. The song pleads and implores with screamo vocal circuits making deep creases in the melodic lines.

"Cheer Up Emo Kid" displays cheery vocal self-expressions and uptempo instrumentation, actually cramming in all the parts on the outro. The upbeat pounce of "Sleep Well My Angel" creates bucking punk-ribbed guitar trestles merging with the punk-enriched vocal dribbles. The swooning '50s rock sway of "The Safety Of Sleeping In" turns the tide to more classic froths, but returns to the punk sullied vocals and guitar slips on "The June Spirit." At the end of the disc is a mast of perky synth spurts and cymbal clips. A very jovial piece that is descriptive of Patent Pending's personality - animated and light hearted.

P-Unit have opened shows for Taking Back Sunday and Brand New and played live on FUSE TV's Daily Download. They played at SXSW's music festival and on the Vans Warped tour in 2006, and their momentum is still building.

-Susan Frances

Track listing:
1. Los Angeles
2. This Can't Happen Again
3. Decemberween
4. Lights Out In Mississippi
5. Demo For Dayna
6. Cheer Up Emo Kid
7. Old And Out Of Tune
8. Samantha The Great
9. Sleep Well My Angel
10. The Safety Of Sleeping In
11. The L-Town Shakedown
12. The June Spirit

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