Matchbook Romance: Phillip Pierce (guitar); Victoria Parker (violin); Mark Renk (piano); Trish Scearce (pump organ); Benji Woerly (drum); Dana Childs.
On its second full-length album for Epitaph Records, Matchbook Romance presents a remarkably well-crafted set of pop-punk tunes. While the emo tag still applies, the upstate New York ensemble confidently aims for a wider rock scope on these 11 tracks, including the blistering "You Can Run, But We'll Find You," which showcases the band's razor-sharp guitar work, and "Monsters," an anthem that pulls listeners in with sheer melodic force. Those who expected great things from Matchbook Romance will be pleased, if not surprised, by VOICES.
What the critics say...
Entertainment Weekly (p.79) - "Andrew Jordan wraps swelling, sing-along choruses and metal guitar outbursts with hushed confessions, distended melodies, and enough Gothy menace to make it sting..." -- Grade: B
- You Can Run, But We'll Find You
- My Mannequin Can Dance
- Goody, Like Two Shoes
- Say It Like You Mean It
- Singing Bridges (We'll All Fall)
- What A Sight
- I Wish You Were Here