Monday, August 13, 2012

EP Review: The Approach

Title:  The Approach (Big Cartel, Amazon, iTunes)
Artist:  Kyoto Drive (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, MySpace, YouTube, Big Cartel,

The opening track of Kyoto Drive’s The Approach, “Receive This Little Breath,” left me scratching my head wondering what in the world had I stumbled onto.  The second track “Holiday” moved into the more traditional realm of emo that blends in healthy doses of pop punk.  From there the band settles in to some familiar ground (see The All-American Rejects and Jimmy Eat World) but they do a good job of adding their own voice to the genre.  The EP’s standout moment is the catchy “Breathe.”  The Approach is a great release for fans of poppy emo looking for a new group to check out.    

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