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Evaline: Postpartum Modesty. A Portrait of Skin.

In today's emo-charged music scene, packed with young wannabe punks whose lives apparently are too troubled for them to sing about happy things (even though they're still capable of writing thunderous arena-ready riffs), it's not easy to find a band like Evaline. On their pretentiously titled second EP, Postpartum Modesty. A Portrait of Skin., these five guys truly sound as if they're tired of hearing the same old tune on their mileage-worn van radio. So they've created a sound rooted in today's modern emo-rock but tinted with progressive colors that give Evaline more character (and promise) than their young peers. From opening track "La De Da" to the strangely titled closer "A Protest In Lines Too Thin To Read," a dark and dramatic yet melodic undercurrent pervades this six-song, 23-minute disc and gives it a razor-sharp edge. Think Muse covering U2 (maybe). Vocalist/keyboardist/viola player Richard Jonathan Perry keeps his 'tude in check, and the rest of the band clearly understands what it means to make mainstream music that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator. For what it's worth, these guys were on the summer-long Warped Tour a day-long bill filled with screaming, angry post-punk bands that all sound the same. Evaline must have seemed like a breath of fresh air.

Track Listing:
1) La De Da
2) Calm Touching
3) Where the Fearless Hide
4) Postpartum Modesty
5) Write Your Pretentious Squalls (Off Again)
6) A Protest In Lines Too Thin To Read

Added: August 11th 2006
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Maverick Records
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Language: english

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