Adventures
Supersonic Home


3.5
great

Review

by MattTD USER (12 Reviews)
February 18th, 2015 | 39 replies


Release Date: 01/17/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An interesting debut LP despite lacking singularity

Despite sharing three members, Code Orange and Adventures are decidedly different bands. Whereas the former is the aural equivalent of violently tearing someone’s face off, the latter is like giving them a hug instead. Supersonic Home, the debut LP for Adventures, essentially acts as a release for the Code Orange members, allowing the band to display emotions that go beyond their regular, relentless hardcore and explore a sound more orientated towards 90’s indie rock and emo.

That’s not to say that Code Orange and Adventures don’t share some similarities; for example, the track “Heavenly” is heavy on the bass guitar, much like some songs from Love is Love // Return to Dust. But while the bass in Code Orange is used to add to the total annihilation, the bass on Supersonic Home adds a warm texture to the tracks. Such could also be said for Reba Meyer’s vocals; whilst they could be seen as slightly offputting with their nasal and slightly sour nature, they suggest gentleness and softness like on the song “Tension”. The clear production on this album sheds the wintery tone of their two previous EPs (Adventures and Clear My Head With You) and opts for a blissful, summery tone instead, aided by the sweet vocal harmonies/hooks and clean guitar riffs (i.e. “Absolution, Worth Requited”).

What Adventures unfortunately lacks is anything particularly new and refreshing. There’s not much on Supersonic Home that makes them distinguishable from groups such as Belly or Pavement, and most of the tracks sound deceptively similar to the softer cuts from Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness. The loss of the fuzzy tones from the band’s last EPs also means that the band is missing a unique touch to their music.

Overall however, this is a worthwhile debut from Adventures. In spite of relying slightly too much on their inspirations, the band has created a blissful record of catchy indie. It’s certainly a very welcome departure from the sheer ferocity of Code Orange, and shows a band that is capable of creating solid records in more than one genre.



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MattTD
February 18th 2015


678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Streaming via Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/escape-the-code-orange-beatdown-for-90s-influenced-indie-on-the-new-adventures-lp-supersonic-home

dixoncocks
February 18th 2015


3215 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Really fun album so far, I'm getting a serious Tigers Jaw vibe.

hostgalaxy
February 18th 2015


41 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

reminds me a lot of superchunk, really digging it so far

ParanoidAndroid96
February 18th 2015


1391 Comments


I've listened to their first EP a few months ago and it was pretty good. I might check this

ParanoidAndroid96
February 18th 2015


1391 Comments


also good review

VaxXi
February 18th 2015


4393 Comments


Album is OK.

YakNips
February 18th 2015


19588 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yep this slaps i knew it

Cygnatti
February 19th 2015


32757 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this is pretty decent pop punx

dimsim3478
February 20th 2015


8116 Comments


pretty good. i'm sure that with time it will grow on me but i'm not sure that i'll remember to return to it.

Digging: Wander (CA) - March

YakNips
February 20th 2015


19588 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

this is great obvs but ill never get over their first 7" like ever

JohnFire
March 1st 2015


626 Comments


Vocals tend to be quite annoying. Those long monotone nasal notes are just offputting, it's just bad singing. The end of Heavenly is my point exactly.

It should be “Absolution, Warmth Requited” in the review, btw.

MattTD
March 1st 2015


678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It can be offputting at times, but once you get used to them they fit pretty well.



Pretty sure it says "Worth Requited" on the stream and the Run For Cover Records site?

JohnFire
March 1st 2015


626 Comments


Weird, it says Warmth on Spotify, but that can obv be wrong, wouldn't surprise me...

loveisamixtape
March 2nd 2015


7742 Comments


this was a huge disappointment for me. vocals are too loud and grating

loveisamixtape
March 2nd 2015


7742 Comments


like, the first song was cool but by track 3 i'm over it

MattTD
March 2nd 2015


678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I was already used to listening to alt-J so nasal vocals come a bit more naturally to me.

tom79
March 2nd 2015


3662 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Vocals can definitely be a little grating/repetitive at times (the latter half of Heavenly comes to mind). When they tone it down on songs like Walk You to Bed it works better I think. Still, I don't mind this.

Digging: Nana Grizol - Love It Love It

MattTD
March 2nd 2015


678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'll give you that the vocals can be a bit too high in the mix sometimes.

JohnFire
March 3rd 2015


626 Comments


It's never a good sign if you notice one instrument sticking out. I have that same issue with the latest Trophy Scars album, those drums man, too damn loud, especially the snare, and I'm a drummer and love listening to drums for fucks sake! Here it's the vocals that kill it for me, songwise it's okay I guess. That second half of Heavenly, though... Did no one notice how annoying that is?! It would even be annoying if Florence was singing it, just too much repetition.

nylertickel2
March 28th 2015


262 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

HE'S A SWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARM X 30,000 but yeah, album really slaps at points (Tension, Your Sweetness) and really doesn't at others (vocal, Walk You To Bed)



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