Friday, October 31, 2008

Architects: Vice

Anodyne Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Anyone who remembers the ska heyday and the Epitaph Hellcat imprint might remember The Gadjits. After ska went back underground the Kansas City group morphed their sound, added a guitarist and changed their name to the Architects. With a new direction the Architects have been putting out a solid mix of rock and punk since their debut in 2004. Vice is the Architects third record and is one of their best with songs that are gritty, melodic and infectious that puts them into the upper echelon of their peers.

Key Track: "Daddy Wore Black"

Band With Similar Fire: The Replacements

Architects MySpace

-Reviewed by Aidan Rox