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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Review: The Divorce Papers - The Last F***ing Song You'll Ever Hear


The Divorce Papers – The Last F***ing Song You’ll Every Hear
2009, Poorboys Productions


Miami, Florida based The Divorce Papers are breaking it down. Barriers, that is. Swimming firmly in the rock/punk/alternative based full of big, loud, distorted guitar solos, heavy strummed bass and a punk attitude as big as the state of Florida, The Divorce Papers have wed their musical futures to an infusion of hip-hop genes into the mix. The resulting first EP, The Last F***ing Song You’ll Ever Hear is telling.

The 2-song EP opens with The Last Song, an interesting hybrid of pop, alternative rock and even a little bit of hip-hop. The sound is unique and fresh, although the mix on the EP was very poor (I had to turn it up to way above normally healthy levels just to hear it). There’s nothing pithy here; The Divorce Papers project a great punk attitude and a willingness to take chances. A little classic guitar rock style is evident as well as The Divorce Papers allow themselves to bask in some old school guitar solos along the way. Daze is more of a hip-hop influenced song but over a distinctly Rock N Roll base.

Don’t expect sonic excellence here, that’s not what The Divorce Papers are about. This is about Rock N Roll, pure and simple. The Divorce Papers are a band that would sound equally good in a cinder block garage or a dynamic sound space. It’s hard to tell a lot about a band from just two tracks, but this is a good start. The pop/rock world is continually reinventing itself by melding styles and breaking down walls between genres. The Divorce Papers are no different, but they might just be unique enough to catch on.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about The Divorce Papers at www.myspace.com/thedivorcepapers or www.last.fm/music/The+Divorce+Papers, where you can download these tracks for free.

1 comment:

patrickwann said...

This is some really great music!