Written by Fense
The wake of The Blood Brothers demise has actually led to several viable new projects from former members. This list includes Jaguar Love, who released their first LP on Matador earlier this year, and Past Lives (MySpace). Strange Symmetry is the debut EP by the latter, currently out in digital form and slated for physical format release in the next month or so.
â€œBeyond Goneâ€ kicks the EP softly into gear. The song slowly gains momentum but never reaches the noisy levels of the groupâ€™s… erâ€¦ older brother. (Wow, in retrospect, no pun intended.) It does, however, demonstrate the fellasâ€™ ability to write a great song without all the distortion and screamingâ€”donâ€™t worry, those elements do find their place selectively in Past Lives’ music.
Mathematically, the album progresses in a bit of a bell-shaped curve, making â€œSkull Lenderâ€ the pinnacle of noise before slowly decreasing volume in â€œReverse The Curseâ€ and softening the wrap-up in â€œChrome Lifeâ€. Like fellow post-Blood Brothers group Jaguar Love, Past Lives is an excellent follow up to the Seattle group so many cherished.
Past Lives: Strange Symmetry [mp3]
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Suicide Squeeze [CDEP, 2008]
1. Beyond Gone
2. Strange Symmetry
3. Skull Lender
4. Reverse The Curse
5. Chrome Life