leer
SPRINGBREAKNOPARENTS


4.5
superb

Review

by Tony USER (36 Reviews)
January 26th, 2014 | 69 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Very much cooler than an attempted suicide.

Instead of unleashing a dense wall of harsh noise onto the listener, the five Californian residents and band members of Leer take a highly melodic approach that still does not falter in the realm of emotion. SPRINGBREAKNOPARENTS captures the essence of troubled youth while remaining a highly captivating album that differentiates itself from the others; despite the rough-cut textures that characterize this genre, Leer has succeeded in penning addictive hook upon addictive hook in all areas, be it vocals or guitars.

As the passionately grating vocals of Brandon Holder come out in bursts over the course of this short mini-album, it's evident that Leer has substantial command over their own musical palette. Over the album's relatively short runtime, just over twenty-three minutes, the band proves their mastery over their craft with everything from impressive buildups to danceable breakdowns, to meandering instrumental bridges with technically impressive intertwining riffing. The band wears their multitude of influences on their sleeves, demonstrating their affinity with blending many genres simultaneously. Fans of hardcore punk, screamo, math rock, and post-rock will easily find things to like. The short runtime lends itself to benefit the album, because instead of tiring out the listener with too much, it crams many musical ideas into a compact and very digestible package, making it easier and easier to listen to the album repeatedly.

Leer is a rare gem that stands out far beyond their contemporaries, mixing influences effectively to create a work that is far more advanced yet still accessible, outshining many major releases. Given the nature of the album, Leer will have to live in relative obscurity, but regardless, SPRINGBREAKNOPARENTS exists as a highly vibrant snapshot of the half-miserable, half hopeful life that the band aims to capture.

I will burn this Shell away
So I can't think of these days
Everyone is going away
It's always been the same
There are a million reenactments pounding in my head
As each one ends another part of me sheds




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Comments:Add a Comment 
Azn.
January 26th 2014


5625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They do everything Snowing does except better and more consistently



and if that's not a win I don't know what is



http://leer.bandcamp.com/releases

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2014


53993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

will check

Digging: The Brave Little Abacus - Okumay

ShitsofRain
January 26th 2014


7698 Comments


springbreakforever

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2014


53993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I take my pants off at parties

Azn.
January 26th 2014


5625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is highly diggable

ShitsofRain
January 26th 2014


7698 Comments


and it's NAME YOUR PRICE

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2014


53993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Check out the new Sport album

ShitsofRain
January 26th 2014


7698 Comments


nice rating mister lowe

Rhyme
January 26th 2014


1404 Comments


ooh will listen based on snowing

though i doubt its better than them

YakNips
January 26th 2014


18666 Comments


oh yeah r/emoscreamo went crazy over this so I probably won't check it out

Digging: Virginia Genta / Chris Corsano - The Live In Lisbon

ShitsofRain
January 26th 2014


7698 Comments


thank you FourthReich for adding this band and album to the database


ShitsofRain
January 26th 2014


7698 Comments


lol reddit xd

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2014


53993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

no vocals are better than snowing

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 26th 2014


5441 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i have those same kicks

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 26th 2014


5441 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

sauconys ya bush

ShitsofRain
January 26th 2014


7698 Comments


leer = empty : D

Azn.
January 26th 2014


5625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this > snowing imo

Azn.
January 26th 2014


5625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

also yeah ty reich for adding this I never would've discovered it otherwise

treeqt.
January 26th 2014


16865 Comments


oh yeah r/emoscreamo went crazy over this so I probably won't check it out


wow i already clicked the bandcamp link way to ruin the album for me smh

YakNips
January 26th 2014


18666 Comments


sorry man



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