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Old 01-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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The Boxer Rebellion

kind of a departure from the Animal Collective/Deerhunter phase i've been in, but if you're a fan of U2, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, their new album titled "Union" is a very good album. it's only $5.99 on itunes.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about this band, need to set aside some time to check them out.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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the band sounded familiar, so i allmusic.com-ed them...

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They weren't to be confused with the late 19th century uprising in China, or even the Philadelphia punk revivalists who shared their name.

ah yes. that's why. can't remember if i liked them, don't think i did. but i guess that's not what we're talking about anyway.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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anyone check them out yet? i'm really really digging this.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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Yeah I saw them on the iTunes weekly email, "Flashing Red Light Means Go" kind of reminds me of the Faraway, So Close! movie version of Stay, similar chords, drum pattern. The lead singer's voice kind of resembles Mark Greaney from JJ72 when he goes falsetto; I'm liking it!
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I downloaded the free song, but I haven't listened to it yet.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #7
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:55 PM   #8
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YouTube - Evacuate - The Boxer Rebellion
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #9
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their 1st album is pretty damn good too.

YouTube - The Boxer Rebellion - We Have This Place Surrounded
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #10
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I have been listening to "Union" non-stop over the weekend. These guys are great. This is one of the best albums I've heard in the last year or so. I can hear the "shoegaze" influence (which is a good thing).
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Actually, after a few more listens - this album is a borderline masterpiece. No kidding. There are at least six songs I would rate with a 9 out of 10.

This band is much, much better than Coldplay in my opinion (and I don't think they sound anything like them). They remind me a bit of The-Bends-Era-Radiohead blended with Room-on-Fire-Era-Strokes (my two favorite albums by those bands). They mix some great melodies with solid, crisp percussion and some of the best sounding guitar layers this side of My Bloody Valentine. The singer has a great voice and transitions in and out falsettos without making me cringe.

I can't find many press reviews of the album. Maybe that's a good thing.
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i just got the free single of the week by them, its okay
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i just got the free single of the week by them, its okay
the rest of the album is much stronger.
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crazy drumming on evacuate
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I'd like to check them out. Thanks for posting the videos - I'll bookmark this page and come back to it later.
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