Fusz / Visalian
A surprisingly subdued debut mini-CD from California’s Blue Score, operating in emo-core territory if more oriented towards wide-open landscapes than the common urban paranoia of that genre might imply. This four-piece of childhood friends create music like autumn breezes, swift moving, sometimes irregularly pulsating soundscapes that belie the direct, almost raving quality of their lyrics. “Underline these words I write and keep them on your mind,” they sing in “Hit The Rewind,” and it’s exemplary of the defiant stance that seems to run throughout much of their music. And if they sometimes step over the line, trading into a place where the grand becomes the blurry — check out “Excerpt” — the main impression is of a band with something in their heart, a band worth lending an ear to.
Blue Score: http://www.bluescore.net