Place Called Home / Southtowne Lanes split 12"

by Place Called Home / Southtowne Lanes

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    Two of the brightest new bands coming out of the states have put there long sold out split Cassette onto 12" and Homebird Records are lucky enough to distribute UK pressings of this record.

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Putting a sheet over your head does not make you a ghost. Injuring and drinking yourself away will not hide your despair and self-loathing either - and west-coast based Southtowne Lanes' and Place Called Home's split EP is painfully aware of that. The balance in tone and feel between the two halves - the difficult part of a split - is spot on. Southtowne Lanes and Place Called home both offer a variety of emo without straying off focus. Take Southtowne Lane's side alone: melodic, almost-catchy guitar parts which border on pop punk break away to slower, bass-led or lo-fi guitar build-ups, and then further hammering riffs - all whilst remaining a consistent and accessible style. I'd almost call it 'fun' if the frustration in the half-spoken, half-screaming vocals weren't so utterly miserable (and fantastically done, I might add). Place Called Home similarly shift between tempo and texture with ease, warm chords and melodic punk are broken up by solemn words and/or screams, and it's easily equal the first half. It's a really great split - and a note to anyone living in the south/south-west US. - (Panda Claw Records)

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released December 28, 2012

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