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In an unprecedented move, The Boxer Rebellion are taking the 'new-radio' of film and TV syncs to another level altogether, by performing 2 tracks from UNION live in a major motion picture. Opening nationally this summer in 3,500 screens "Going the Distance" stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and Christina Applegate, and will put The Boxer Rebellion in front of millions of moviegoers throughout the United States and the world.
Hailed by music blogs and industry pundits as a band spearheading a wholly independent and innovative approach to releasing records, The Boxer Rebellion will be appearing live across the US from mid- September in support of the Union album.
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explosions of melodic brilliance. Guitars soar skyward, eventually roaring with pent-up emotions;
while vocals glide with precarious precision through a radiant combination of power & fragility.
Recalls Radiohead, Airborne Toxic Event, Twilight Sad, Verve, Six By Seven, The Domino Theory,
The first 3 tracks are especially good, each of which has their own driving sound. The songs are all catchy yet have a quality that also lends them to being effective music to have on in the background while doing other things. In my review of their second album, I compared them to Beach House and in an odd way to Fleet Foxes. I don't think that their sound changed much between albums, but I'd say that this first album is not quite as consistent as their follow-up effort.
The standout tracks include opener "Flashing Red Lights..." with its nice falsetto chorus of "tell me why you're leaving us"), second track "Move On" with its rockin' outro, and finale "Broken Glass". "Misplaced", is a longwinded pace-changer in the middle of the album that really may be misplaced. It's not awful, but at nearly 6 minutes in length, its a tough rest stop in the middle of an otherwise well-paced album. The album doesn't quite recover from the stronger first half, although it finishes with a high note on the wonderful "Broken Glass". Overall, it's a decent album that I am glad that I bought although I'd probably still steer new fans towards "The Cold Still" first.
A friend then asked if I was going to their show this coming May 2011 in San Francisco, so, I impulsively bought three of their albums.
On my iPod, I did a random play of Boxer Rebellion songs when I noticed that every song from the Union album really gripped my attention.
They kind of remind me of Ocean Blue with the day dreaminess of The Verve...
So far two songs in particular, "Soviets" and "Spitting Fire" were so beautiful to listen to that I literally had an out of body dream-like experience listening to them (especially Soviets).
Whatever that's worth..all I can say, this is the best album I've heard in very long time.
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Awesome album, still enjoy listening to these guys, they're awesome.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The Stills + The White Rabbits ÷ the Editors is Boxer Rebellion on this album . If you like any of those bands or all . Give this a shot.Published on February 2, 2014 by Troy