From the NY Post 9-12-07
Envy on the Coast, “Sugar Skulls”
Like other popular bands hailing from the Strong Island alternative music scene, the Long Island quintet’s debut album, “Lucy Gray,” is heavy with dramatic, emotive and aggressive music. The lead single’s driving instrumentals are complemented by choruses built for screaming along to, as well as soft midsong breakdowns.
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The Receiving End of Sirens, “Smoke and Mirrors”
The experimental band from Boston has taken astronomer Johannes Kepler’s “Third Law of Planetary Motion” and run with it. Their sophomore album, “The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi,” explores themes of misery and famine, and this track lands squarely in the former category, being about mental and physical emptiness. Plus, it’s got a bridge that’s both eerie and lovely.
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