Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Perris, CA


Wow! These guys, in spite of their ridiculous name, are really good. They remind me of a more melodic Braid and a less wussy Coheed and Cambria. Perris, CA is a five song EP that provides the perfect opportunity for a prospective fan to try these boys out.

Up Up Down Down (as the kids refer to them) are pretty much as emo as emo can get, but more in the mid- to late-1990s Mineral or Boys Life sense of the word. The songs are drawn out, mini-operas based on spectacular guitar-work, precise drumming and sparse, emotionally driven vocals.

This EP is actually a lot tougher and harder than what I’ve heard from them in the past, and I must admit that I like the tougher Up Up Down Down better. If you’re looking for something to remind you of the wonderful late-1990s as a time of awesome melodic post-punk, seriously give these guys a try. They just keep getting better, and I’ll bet they find their way out of obscurity in the near future.

Limekiln Records: http://www.limekilnrecords.com/

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