The guitars run a straight course with tight turns, swift, rigid, punctual notes dancing a pattern over staccato drum beats, punched with emphasis and a smooth bassline that sucks you in before you know it. That's the kind of sweet sound that bad vocals can ruin. Fortunately, that's not the case here. Whether sung, screamed or spoken, the vocals fit perfectly. Think Dismemberment Plan meets Braid. It's a melding of jazzy hyperactivity and groove-filled fluidity. It's a formula that equals "Hell yeah!"
The Moviehouse arcade play their own unique brand of angular emo/indie rock. A solid and sonically satisfying blast of tight and vigorous rock action that hints of influences by No Knife, Cursive, & Casket Lottery. Urgent, sharp and melodic while being moody and jazzy at the same time.
released August 19, 2003
Recorded and mastered by Robert Koons at Severe Sound Studio, during the winter of 2003. Photography by Josh Holt, Layout by Robert Koons