Urban Development Series Vol. 3"
(Split CD EP w/ The Scott Farkus Affair)
amBiguous CITY! Records
FPS " (CD)
Noise Box Recordings
Noise Box Recordings
Dave Ort, Shawn Overbey, Paul Ort, Mike Hoff, and Greg.
is 5-piece alternative indie rock band form Baltimore, MD. Heavy,
melodic, and at times unique rythms and time signatures.
debut full length, "64 FPS", is like the gift to the
devil's eye in charge of all storms and unnatural acts of which
the men hurdle without even breaking a sweat. Favorite tracks
include all twelve. Really. If you don't go and buy this CD just
for the silk-screened covers and glassine wrapper you're stupid.
They use all chords, milk and kids toys effectively. If you dig
Jawbox, certain tight technical elements like Tool uses and hooky
as music can be without being too annoying. Then Moviegoer is
- Slash and Burn.net
This is one gorgeously appointed package. It looks and feels way
cool. The strident chords and atonal singing are the key elements,
though the songs also follow emo's abrupt contruction style. What
really separates Moviegoer from other bands is the way it incorporates
rythm into its pieces. The rythm guitar works wonderfully in counterpoint
to the bass and drum, providing a complexity that most emo bands
never bother to find. The consistent quality of the songs elevates
these boys from the mundane. Wound up tight as a clock, but skilled
enough to discharge without exploding. The sort of tunes which
make an immediate impact on the phyche.
- Aiding & Abetting #190
A beautiful silk-screened print on a cardboard tri-fold, enclosed
in a screen-printed rice-paper sleeve. Without a doubt, the most
beatiful CD case I've seen the year, a work of art. The debut
by this Baltimore 5-piece blendsplenty of mathy guitars with a
touch of prog rock. Dave ort's vocals are in full wail, throaty
and raw and right on the mark.The CD's highlights are all on the
heavy side, like the chugging "Flows Strong," with its
haiku-like lyical phrasing and always pushing, Thirty Ought Six-style
guitars. "Sink Or Swim" is all angles and swagger, leaning
oh so closly to falling off into minor key abyss, only to pull
itself back to an anthemic shore. "The Brand New #2,"
with its epic guitars closes out the CD in grand style.