Monday, January 12, 2009

The Standard: Swimmer

The Standard
Partisan Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Portland's The Standard were lost in the whole V2 label debacle and decided to release their fifth album Swimmer on their own newly created Partisan imprint. Swimmer has a very complete and precise vibe to its complex song structures and with its catchy mid tempo numbers that build slowly and live and die with frontman Tim Putnam. It is his calm and likable vocals that make Swimmer one of the bands best pieces of work and deserves to be heard by more people then I know it has!

Key Track: "Swimmer"

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael