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Some of you may remember me gushing over a band named Thera. I reviewed their debut album and heaped all kinds of praise upon it. I even got permission to stream three of their songs on the site (a stream that’s still active). It was basically a hype-machine blitz on my part, and despite those that pushed back and told me I was ‘overrating’ the album, I still don’t regret it and If This is the End still stands as one of my favorite albums of that year. Apparently, the band are just about set to release a new EP and ‘We Were a Housefire’ is the first track from the album. It definitely picks up right where the previous release left off, but it is also shows a definite improvement in sound and song writing. Of course, the thing that still lends Thera most of their unique sound is the vocals of Stephanie Plate. Her voice has definitely become a little more polished compared to the debut album, but enough of her personal flair is still there. Take a listen and then check out the three songs from the previous release too.

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Willie
06.15.12
I liked the raw, untrained sound of the last album so this one's polish is going to have to grow on me.

Definitely check out the three songs from their previous release too:

http://sputnikmusic.com/blog/?p=796

Oblivioncry
06.15.12
it really is too clean. the first chorus seemed kind of bland because of it. still, the song is really growing on me though.

fmailiar cold and for what its worth are still my fav song of theirs, the part where the scream and singing before the 2nd chorus on for what its worth (1:34) is still very haunting.

Willie
06.15.12
Yeah, it's growing on me. I'll have to hear the whole EP to decide.

I love the songs I ended up streaming.

FelixCulpa
06.15.12
Cool I remember hoping hon to your bandwagon when you first praised them. Her vocals are still the best thing.

Willie
06.15.12
Yeah. I wish this was a full album and not an EP, though. Her vocals are what makes this band.

Adabelle
06.16.12
Woah, the reason I don't remember you hyping them up is b/c that was April 2010, about a month before I bothered to make my account, mad stuffs. Song was good though!

Willie
06.16.12
That would explain it. You should check out the three songs from the previous album that we are streaming here, too. It's linked in the text above.

Josh D.
06.21.12
I remember the review. I also remember listening to "The Earth and the Air" a lot until it disappeared from YouTube and I haven't been able to find it for a long time. I also used to pretend the lyrics were her singing about a guy, cuz, you know, ugh god stuff. But that song is good.

Willie
06.21.12
I still listen to their debut all the time. If there are references to god or religion, they're so vague that I don't even notice them.

Josh D.
06.22.12
Yeah, that's kind of what I meant. They can easily be re-appropriated (not that I really care that much). But yeah, I need to hear that song again.

Willie
06.22.12
A lot of Christian bands' lyrics could just as easily be talking about a boyfriend/girlfriend.

That song is here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/theraband

Josh D.
06.22.12
I found it on their (gasp) MySpace.

Willie
06.22.12
Myspace. I don't know what's keeping that site going anymore.

Josh D.
06.22.12
The cries of aborted fetuses and mirror pics.

Willie
06.22.12
That has to be it.

RikayanAK
09.19.12
For those looking for more..... http://www.facebook.com/wearethera You're welcome. The new vid is out too for We Were a Housefire. I love that band. Hopefully I get to see them live again!

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