Terra Terra Terra’s new record, The Space We Create is an aptly titled work. The combination of its cover art, song titles, and songs themselves leave little doubt as to the album’s overlying theme. For the most part, the songs focus on relationship issues, just from different angles. Anyone that is a fan of Jimmy Eat World, At The Drive In, and Fall Out Boy will find something to enjoy about this album. The song ‘Away For A While’ clearly exhibits that theme of love lost that permeates this LP. Front man Loren Taylor sings in the song’s chorus, “Maybe I need to go away for a while/To figure this out/Figure this out….please don’t leave me alone with myself.” Little room is left to decipher what exactly is being said here.
That same sort of theme is evident both musically and lyrically in songs such as ‘Glow’, ‘Crash’ and ‘Someone Like You’ just to name a few. Keeping that in mind, what really drives this album is its musical side. What listeners will really appreciate musically about The Space We Create is its ability to take each song’s lyrical side and add a musical side that compliments said lyrics to make for a full slate of songs that will tug at the heartstrings of any of its intended audiences. This even applies to [Loren] Taylor’s vocal style. His airy, breathy vocal style crosses every song on this album. But he has a certain ability to give that style a specific tone within the context of each song that adds to each song’s hard hitting emotional combination of music and lyrics. They all combine for a record that any fan of the emo genre will enjoy from start to finish. The Space We Create will be available in stores and online next Tuesday, January 15th via Round Kid Records. Audiences can keep up with all the latest news from Terra Terra Terra online at http://www.facebook.com/terraterraterrafl.
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When one thinks of the Pacific Northwest, one doesn’t typically associate that area of the country with the likes of Oregon’s own Elenora. But with the release of its new five-track E.P., “Avant Garde”, Elenora could become one of the bands to put that section of the country back on the musical map.
The EP’s opening song, ‘Bedfellows’ is a solid melodic post hardcore song that walks the line of screamo/emo just enough that it makes the song commercially viable. This song is comparable to work from the likes of Fall Out Boy and Set It Off. The addition of the keyboards in this song is just subtle enough to work. It adds a certain extra touch that makes the song that much better. ‘Rome Is Where The Art Is’ is another example of how the band is able to effectively balance its two sounds. The way that it builds into the heavier sound at the end makes for what is one of the EP’s best tracks.