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OKComputer1016 08/29/09 10:20 AM

Britney's Spear - Britney's Spear
 
Britney’s SpearBritney’s Spear
Record Label: Woodland Records
Release Date: March 2009


Who are they?

I guess it’s pointless to tell the anecdote about how I saw this group’s name on an Absolute Punk reviews list and shuddered, then read the list at least two more times before realizing this was actually some punk band from New York, not the psychotic pop diva. Britney’s Spear, who probably have lawsuits pending, have no known affiliation with bad parenting and/or lip syncing, and as an added bonus you can listen to their whole EP on their MySpace page! Plus their Influences section lists “hallucinogens” and “straight edge” back to back, which I found charming.

How are they?

The EP has its ups and downs. They’re at their best getting straight to the point, as in the early-80’s-hardcore blast of “Into The Neighborhood” – “Burning Bilboards” kicks off pretty awesome too, but overstays its welcome a bit. “Geiger Counter” and “Old Wolves’ Tale” push into a calmer more alternative style that fits the band alright, but they would have been wiser to stick to the Adolescents-indebted sounds of the beginning of the EP – especially considering how cool the vocalist’s shouting voice sounds. “Dream Big” is a pretty cool Pegboy sounding minor-chord punk tune that’s also a lot slower than the first couple tracks but holds up pretty well. I’d say you should give these guys a listen – it’s free, what have you got to lose? – and then if you like it, you can buy it right off of the MySpace page.

Tracklist:
01. Burning Billboards
02. Into The Neighborhood
03. Geiger Counter
04. Dream Big
05. Old Wolves’ Tale

Recommended If You Like:
Christina’s Aguilera, Mandy’s Moore, Jessica’s Simpson

Check ‘em Out:
www.myspace.com/britneysspear

stereokiller 08/29/09 10:43 AM

at first i glanced, and thought it was Britney Spears, so i clicked the link out of curiosity and only realized that it wasn't really Brit at line 3. haha.

Alex DiVincenzo 08/29/09 11:10 AM

Thank you for that RIYL. Nice once over.

npmshah 08/29/09 11:28 AM

hahahaha that RIYL is AMAZING.

The Summer Ends 08/29/09 11:44 AM

i lol'd at "their Influences section lists “hallucinogens” and “straight edge” back to back"

Dymytry Vance 08/29/09 12:17 PM

lol'd at [bad parenting and lip-synching, also lol'd at psychotic pop diva]

Dymytry Vance 08/29/09 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by npmshah (Post 52767962)
hahahaha that RIYL is AMAZING.

So I guess your NPM's Shaw?

Dymytry Vance 08/29/09 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by stereokiller (Post 52766172)
at first i glanced, and thought it was Britney Spears, so i clicked the link out of curiosity and only realized that it wasn't really Brit at line 3. haha.

can you explain to me your avatar? I'm getting lost.

Linda Ferreira 08/29/09 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dymytry Vance (Post 52770372)
can you explain to me your avatar? I'm getting lost.

http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1245732
Look at post #3 in that thread

Dymytry Vance 08/29/09 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Linda Ferreira (Post 52770962)

ty.

John is a cult 08/29/09 01:07 PM

how did this band get a review?

npmshah 08/29/09 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dymytry Vance (Post 52770332)
So I guess your NPM's Shaw?

no. i'm npm's shah. i have the indian last name "shah," not the European last name "shaw"

whataclush 08/29/09 01:22 PM

lol at the recommendations.

Dymytry Vance 08/29/09 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by npmshah (Post 52773772)
no. i'm npm's shah. i have the indian last name "shah," not the European last name "shaw"

o.0

npmshah 08/29/09 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Dymytry Vance (Post 52774472)
o.0

hahaha no worries though. Have you checked this band out yet?