Don't Cut Your Fabric to This Year's Fashion
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The recording process of Don't Cut Your Fabric To This Year's Fashion was experimental to say the least. Recorded at Pie Studios in Glen Clove, Long Island and General George's converted studio in Lindenhurst, NY, the album was produced and mixed by William Wittman, famous for his work as CYNDI LAUPER's exclusive producer for the past 15 years. Don't Cut Your Fabric To This Year's Fashion features guest appearances by Eddie Reyes of TAKING BACK SUNDAY and Gary Bennett of KILL YOUR IDOLS.
About the Artist
Through a swirling, dark fusion of sonic grandeur and stripped down pop skeletons, ACTION ACTION are the result of a sea change- a chemical reaction in which synth pop collides with guitar driven indie rock. Killer guitar riffs, feedback wails, dance beats and Mark Thomas Kluepfel's spine-tingling wail paint visceral haunting images that explore the similarities of divine opposites like life and death or love and war.
Over the last two years Kluepfel's prolific songwriting underwent a dramatic evolution, from the sunny pop songs of his previous project, THE REUNION SHOW, to the more intimate work on Don't Cut Your Fabric To This Year's Fashion. Kluepfel was joined in the studio by Adam Manning and Clarke Foley, respectively, guitarist and bassist for the successful pop punk band COUNT THE STARS.
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But for those of you who scored this album 5 stars.. well I'm glad you like it. Unfortunately you were robbged of the real album, but I hope you collect all of the Action Action albums anyways!
They pull of the sytnh pop beautifully with "drug like", but fail on some levels with "photograph" which sounds like a synthy goo goo dolls-Bryan Adams cover. My fav's are Drug Like, A Simple Question, Broken, This year's Fashion/don't cut your fabric, and The Short Weekend Begins With A Longing.
Overall, at times a bit too emo-like and angsty, but when they are mixing punky and synth it is better then the more straight ou tpunky or 90's pop rock songs, and the one and only bad song is an acoustic song track 11, it is just bad thank heavens it is only 2 minutes. But Drug like, and Broken are near perfect fun.
Action Action is definitley a breath of fresh air. With their synth beats, the lead singers voice and occasional techno backgrounds, this CD is a must for any punk/rock/indie fan.
Afteward, I bought the CD from the booth outside for $12. It was autographed, and really, really bright.
As has been noted, this band is not original. They are, however, pretty "cool". Though the artists look the part, Action Action is not "emo" in its mood or lyrics. Like The Killers, The Bravery, Duran Duran, etc, the band is more a punk/poptronica band.
Standout songs include: this year's fashion, Druglike (my favorite), Photograph, Instructions on building a model airplane, dont cut your fabric, the short weekend begins with a longing. Yes I realize that is almost half the CD.
Anyway, the CD is worth buying though it definitely is more for a punk teen kid crowd. I give 3.5/5 stars.
1.This Year's Fashion = 6/10
2.Drug Like = 9/10 (definately reminds me of Depeche Mode.)
3.Photagraph = 10/10 (One of my favorites. This is the song you play really, really loud and wash cars to [optional].)
4.Basic Tiny Fragments = 5/10 and then 7/10 (a little boring at first and the lyrics are a little *stupid* to me, but at the end it gets more heavy metal and just plain AWESOME!)
5.Bleed = 4/10 (I always just skip this one...I don't know why.)
6.Instructions on Building a Model Airplane = 8/10 (Another cool one to dance to.)
7.A Simple Question = 5/10
8.Eighth Grade Summer Romance = 10/10 (it's just so awesome, that's why.)
9.Let's Never Go to Sleep = 5/10
10.Broken = 6/10
11.Four-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle = 3/10 (tooooo slow and acoustic. BLAH!)
12.Don't Cut Your Fabric = 10/10 (It's more upbeat version of the first song which makes it more awesome.)
13.The Short Week Begins With Longing = 8/10 (a great one to drive to...if you know how to drive, that is. But if you don't, just skate and whatever.)
So, all in all, this 70's synth pop album takes you back to the days of Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta and the light-up dance floors. But it also has a new-wave punky vibe to it. So just shut up and dance!!!
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