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In Endeavors

"You've Got Your Friends, I've Got Mine" CDEP


Genre: rock, indie rock

Lexington, KY

May 19, 2009

Strange. In Endeavours breaks up the day I start writing the review of their five-song EP. One question comes to mind... will it work with Simple Plan?

Tired jabs at pre-pubescent idols aside, the press materials get it right this time around: The Walkmen and The Strokes are incontestably accurate points of comparison for this Lexington fivepiece. They've got those trademark, momentous guitar/bass/drum compositions paired with self-important, reverberating Casablancan vocals. Fairly uninventive stuff, then, although they manage some decent hooks on "The Move" and lead single "You've Got Your Friends, I've Got Mine." The latter is actually a swell little rocker; one can forgive the atrociously overdone singing style due to the feel-good pop sense the band brings to the track. These folks are far from originals, but at least they do their predecessors justice. Your less cool friends will think these folks are, like, the next U2.

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Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the band, released Feb 3, 2009]