1. How The Hell Did That Fit On The Curb? 2. The Fear Of Missing Out 3. Excellent Adventure 4. Jamuel L Snackson 5. It's Just Brown and Water 6. Stupid Little Phone Call 7. Something Approaching Animal Cruelty 8. Lying To Ourselves 9. Injustice At The NICU 10. You're Dead And All I Got Was This Oil Painting 11. The World's Worst Financial Planners Agree 12. Frintztrumental 13. There's No Aquarium In Gaithersburg 14. Allusion To Zombification The 14 songs on The Fear of Missing Out are melodic, technical, and truly catchy. However, this isn't another A Wilhelm Scream clone band. The band's love for Pennsylvanian pop-punkers Weston adds sweet harmonies to their songs and true earnestness that gets lost in the world of fast-paced punk music. Nancy prefers to utilize the deep, inflective voice of vocalist/guitarist Fritz Diddle and lets guitarist and harmonizer/main lyricist Phrank Martian craft the moments of true brilliance on this record. The rhythm section is almost as tight as the guitars, and that is showcased on the technical instrumental aptly titled "Fritztrumental." In an interesting move, Phrank was allowed to be the sound engineer for the recording, allowing Nancy to fulfill their vision for this record and truly flush out their songs. Whether it is the story of the loss of a friend or the flooding of his basement or his struggle with drugs, The Fear of Missing Out never feels disingenuous or fake. The open and forward nature of songs like "You're Dead and All I Got Was This Oil Painting" and the title track helps to make this album all the more special. Pick this release up -- it's the hidden gem of 2007; you just had to do a little digging to find it.
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