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Vinyl, Import, March 18, 2008
Limited Edition bonus CD includes 7 live tracks from Union Chapel in London, November 23rd.
We Are Scientists shocked themselves and impressed many others with their 2005 debut With Love & Squalor, which sold over 50,000 copies in the US on the strength of dancefloor standbys Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt; It's A Hit; and The Great Escape, as well as nine other songs that, to all appearances, people also liked.
The band spent 2007 at weight-loss camps, alcoholics' dry-out facilities, and a race car school, yet has also found time to pen, record, and road-test their sophomore offering, Brain Thrust Mastery. If W.A.S.'s first album had been far, far better than it was, and of a far more mature style, and if they had then released a limp, unenjoyable second record, and if Brain Thrust Mastery were actually their third album, it would be hailed as 'a return to form', as 'equal to -- in many ways an improvement upon -- the monumental debut'.
We Are Scientists began, in spirit, at Pomona College, in Claremont, California, in the Fall of 1997, when Keith Murray and Chris Cain met at a viewing of Dawson's Creek held in the latter's dorm room. Though at the time they couldn't suspect any of the details of the coming decade, it was apparent to both of them that they would spend many long years riding buses together -- some kind of pro-sports, they assumed. In 1999, freshly graduated and moved to Berkeley, CA, the two started We Are Scientists with little more between them than a dream, a couple of cut-rate instruments, and $1.4 million in lottery winnings.
Nine years later, the band has long-since relocated to more fashionable New York City, seen many countries their parents swore to them were 'myth, accursed myth', and finally dated girls. In the Fall of '07, long-time drummer Michael Tapper retired from the band, and We Are Scientists added a new drummer, plus, in a fit of accumulation, a fourth man on-stage.
|2. Let's See It|
|3. After Hours|
|4. Lethal Enforcer|
|7. Spoken For|
|8. Altered Beast|
|9. Chick Lit|
See all 11 tracks on this disc
|1. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt|
|2. Lethal Enforcer|
|4. Let's See It|
|5. It's A Hit|
|6. After Hours|
|7. The Great Escape|
We Are Scientists have matured into a solid indie rock sound that shows edges of garage rock and dance-punk in their third album "Brain Thrust Mastery". Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Silverstone
After listening to Brain Thrust Mastery, I've decided I like With Love & Squalor better. There are still some good songs, but overall I think this one was a little over-produced. Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by Gnosis