0 of 4 thought this review was well written
ONLY READ THIS IF YOU ENJOY TAKING BACK SUNDAY CLONES!!!
Basically this is a less mature Taking Back Sunday that is just nowhere near as good as them. June hails from Chicago, Illinois like FOB and some other bands. The band's debut If you speak any faster is just plain average in my opinion.
Tim Brennan: Vocals, Guitar
Mark Palacz: Guitar
AJ Brown: Bass, Backing Vocals
Mark Sutor: Drums
Okay, their sound is nowhere close to original but is still somewhat good.
Their approach to making good music revolves around vocals that are about relationships (just like TBS), simple riffs, and simple basslines. The drums aren't anything special either. The background vocals by AJ make him sound like Tyson of the AA rejects (sort of.) The lead vocals consist of a short range. There are no attempts to reach high notes which at least some vocalists have the guts to try like Pat Stump of FOB.
There are some songs that are pretty good that don't sound like everything else on the album. "Patrick" is the first single off the album and is my favorite track off the Cd. But this is only because it is the second track on the album and I had already had time to listen to it on On Demand a few times. It is somewhat like other songs on the album. "The City" is another fairly different track because of its eerie intro and somewhat differentness (is that a word???). "Invitations" holds my favorite line on the album with "when did you become so good at making me feel like I'm wrong?." The closing track " I've Got the Time If You Have The Argument" is has some mediocre riffs and more vocals about relationships gone wrong. The one acoustic track on the album is "My Side of The Story". This song annoys the CRAP out of me only because of the cheap baseball game organ in the background.
The songs I didn't mention just all sound the same. So there are some good songs that may appeal to you on this album and most are just the same as the others.
+good for likers of clone bands
+some good songs
Scandals and Scoundrels (not mentioned above)
Buy it if it appeals to you. It probably won't.