Barnswallow
Twos


4.0
excellent

Review

by eternium USER (16 Reviews)
September 7th, 2011 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Can an indie/emo band be heavy too? Yep.

How heavy can an indie/emo band be? Apparently pretty heavy, as proven by Barnswallow on their EP Twos. Now, from what I understand, Barnswallow is a local band from Massachusetts with a mere 147 listeners on last.fm. Despite this the band has managed to record with a superb quality that allows both chords and vocals to ring out into your ears, driving smoothly and carefully across the room and in your head.

Barnswallow is indeed a band with a heavy sound. Downtuned guitar riffs and bass lines soar their way throughout the EP, much like Hum and even Isis at times. The atmosphere itself is akin to that of Sunny Day Real Estate, with vocals soothing with emotion over the dynamic band, moving between rocking riffage and mellow sections while never killing the flow of the songs. Call it "doom indie" or whatever stupid new sub-sub-subgenre you want, these guys have managed to mold something unique together and make it great at the same time.

There are just some bands, big and small, that you can immediately tell that they put their hearts and souls into the music that they make. That is often hard to come by and even more rare is a passionate band that also happens to be trying out something fresh and new. I have never met the guys and I have never seen them live (hopefully this will change) but Barnswallow is one of those bands.



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eternium
September 7th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://barnswallow.bandcamp.com/

North0House2
September 7th 2011


5880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This sounds pretty sweet.

With this I will have both Barn Owl and Barnswallow in my library. Odd.

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North0House2
September 7th 2011


5880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is pretty sweet.

eternium
September 7th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's very sweet. Band deserves much whoring out.

bakkermaarten007
September 7th 2011


3654 Comments


Sounds like Blink 182 bought some new guitars

eternium
September 7th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bought new guitars, new amps, added effects, changed the tuning, played slower, and completely abandoned the whole pop-punk and being catchy thing.

North0House2
September 7th 2011


5880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It basically just sounds like Blink-182 if they were freaking awesome.

Eskate87
September 8th 2011


959 Comments


indie-doom? got my attention.

wrecked
December 4th 2011


19 Comments


the band consist btw of raindance (fka outrage)-members... should check them out if you haven't yet



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