Monday, 17 June 2013

A Loss For Words

A Loss For Words are a pop punk band from Abington, Massachusetts that formed in 2000. Their early career was very focused on their DIY ethics, and I guess they didn't really focus on the band full-time either. I'm not entirely sure what went on in their early history, to be honest. But, they eventually did start putting out records and touring very consistently, and they've been at it for quite a few years now.

These guys have got a great sound. When I first heard them, they sounded like a mix of Alexisonfire (particuarly with the guitar work), Thursday (with the vocals mainly), and Comeback Kid (as an overall thing), with hints of Braid or something in there. I don't know. They're certainly a pop punk first and foremost, but also throw in elements of both post-hardcore and melodic hardcore. The band's influence citations is probably a more accurate list of where they're coming from, which would include The Movielife, The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, and Saves The Day. I really like this band, especially for the great guitar work that is constantly demonstrated in every song, and the vocals, which always have great, catchy melodies with harmonies that make every line worth a sing-a-long. The bass and drums are also super tight and lay a solid foundation for the rest of the band to build on.

FFO: Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, This Time Next Year, Fireworks, Transit

1. Introduction
2. A Theme For Your Ego
3. Bullets Leave Holes
4. Hot Hand In A Dice Game
5. Death Or Glory
6. Shoot For Seven
7. Kill With Style

1. A Loss For Words - Half Step Down
2. A Loss For Words - My Blood Is Too Thick For Nevada
3. A Loss For Words - Behind Our Backs
4. A Loss For Words - Chest, Lungs And Liver
5. They Sleep They Dream - It's Hard To Put Into Words
6. They Sleep They Dream -I Heart Mogwai Too (You Can Tell Me)
7. They Sleep They Dream - Sienna Baby, Here We Come!
8. They Sleep They Dream - ...Cause Rock and Roll Saved My Life

1. Water Runs Dry (Boyz II Men cover)

1. All Roads Lead Home
2. Face To Face
3. Wrightsville Beach
4. Highway 24 Revisited
5. It's Good To Be Back In Eastern Standard

1. Stamp Of Approval
2. 40 Thieves
3. Where I'm From, You Die With Your Secrets
4. Hold Your Breath
5. Mt. St. Joseph
6. The Promises You Keep (Burn This Bridge)
7. Heavy Lies The Crown
8. Wasted Youth
9. Half-Step Down
10. Behind Our Backs
11. Hot Hand In A Dice Game

3. Faces Or Kneecaps (The Movielife cover)

1. All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
2. Do You Love Me (The Contours)
3. I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
4. I Want You Back (Jackson 5) (feat. Four Year Strong)
5. My Girl (The Temptations)
6. Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (The Four Tops)
7. Tears of a Clown (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
8. This Old Heart of Mine (The Isley Brothers)
9. What’s Goin On (Marvin Gaye) (feat. Jordan Brown of Set Your Goals)
10. You Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes)

1. Honeymoon Eyes
2. Pray For Rain
3. Pirouette
4. Raining Excuses
5. The Hammers Fall
6. The Lost Cause I Used to Be
7. No Sanctuary
8. Jmr
9. Jetsetter
10. Finite
11. Wrightsville Beach

1. Such Gold - Scoreboard
2. Such Gold - Backyard
3. A Loss For Words - America Needs A Sweetheart
4. A Loss For Words - Thomas vs. Luongo

1. The Wonder Years - Anchor (Into It. Over It. cover)
2. Polar Bear Club - Skipping Stone (Transit cover)
3. Transit - Resent And Resistance (Polar Bear Club cover)
4. The Story So Far - Wrightsville Beach (A Loss For Words cover)
5. A Loss For Words - Quicksand (The Story So Far cover)
6. Into It. Over It. - Don't Let Me Cave In (The Wonder Years cover)

1. Hold Your Breath
2. Finite (ft. Taylor Jardine)
3. The Hammers Fall
4. Pirouette
5. Raining Excuses (ft. Evan Pharmakis)
6. So Contagious
7. All I Want Is You
8. Soulmate

1. Distance (feat. Lynn Gunn)
2. Conquest of Mistakes (feat. Soupy)
3. Falling
4. All This Time
5. No Pioneer (feat. Jimmy Stadt)
6. 20 Block
7. No Merit To Envy
8. Eclipsed
9. The Kids Can't Lose
10. The Torch And The Name
11. Brace Yourself
12. Siesta Key
13. All Roads Lead to Home