False Idle - California Or Bust

Published Saturday 30th August 2014
False Idle - California Or Bust
False Idle - California Or Bust

STYLE: Rock
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 146626-21324
LABEL: Thumper Punk
FORMAT: CD Mini-album
RELEASE DATE: 2013-10-23

Reviewed by Danny McMartin

Even with this EP from the Idaho-based band being a stripped back acoustic release it is still unmistakably punk from the get go. Relying on the raw energy to transmit through the tracks, "Fašade" is the most representative song on the EP encapsulating all the elements they have on offer. Sounding a bit like MxPx, "Retaliate" borders on unplugged grunge while "I Refuse" is an instrumental. "Threat" offers the most sing-along-friendly track and the harmony from the acoustic guitars on "Where Do We Go From Here" makes a fitting send off. There is a story behind the EP title as it was launched from generous donations by False Idle fans making it possible for the band to travel to Fillmore, California for the Thumper Punk Records Night. And hence the EP was born.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Facade [Listen]
2. High Hopes [Listen]
3. I Refuse [Listen]
4. In The Dark [Listen]
5. Retaliate [Listen]
6. Threat [Listen]
7. Where Do We Go [Listen]

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