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ABSOLUTExclusive: La Bella Charade Song Premiere

Posted by: Christian Wagner (11/14/12)
Today we're giving you the exclusive first listen to a new La Bella Charade song called "Holland & Grand." The St. Louis-based pop-punk band has stepped it up significantly with this new song, really showing growth as a band from the group's last record that came out in 2010. The track is a digital single that the band will be releasing in promotion for an EP to come out in early 2013. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
    
 
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08:51 PM on 11/14/12
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pretty good!
09:18 PM on 11/14/12
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Oh hell yes, finally LBC getting some recognition.
12:32 AM on 11/15/12
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There are some flashes of pop/punk brilliance here that are kinda marred by cliches.

The opening bit is pretty much exactly the same as Hit The Lights debut, i.e. quick delivery of a complicated multi-syllable message with an answering machine affect on the vocals. That annoyed me right off the bat. Love the harmonies, the verses are great and lyrically it's pretty different. The chorus starts off great until the "we thought we had it all, but something wasn't right, so take it back, cause this could last all night." That doesn't make any fucking sense. Take what back? And I don't understand why the rest of the song is so original, mentioning a specific birthday and birthweight and stuff which is super cool imo, and then going to the the most cliche awful rhyme of right and night in the most repeated part of the song. And then the, "we thought we had it all" or "we'll leave this city behind" parts, good god. How many times have those been used.

Cut the intro, and change the horrible cliche chorus lyrics and this song is awesome. The lyricist is clearly capable of better as evidenced in the rest of the song. Just has to do it. Unfortunately, in it's present state it makes me cringe at those aforementioned moments. Lot of pop/punk potential, just not quite there yet.
06:21 AM on 11/15/12
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Catchy tune
08:01 AM on 11/15/12
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Never heard of them.
01:12 PM on 11/15/12
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There are some flashes of pop/punk brilliance here that are kinda marred by cliches.

The opening bit is pretty much exactly the same as Hit The Lights debut, i.e. quick delivery of a complicated multi-syllable message with an answering machine affect on the vocals. That annoyed me right off the bat. Love the harmonies, the verses are great and lyrically it's pretty different. The chorus starts off great until the "we thought we had it all, but something wasn't right, so take it back, cause this could last all night." That doesn't make any fucking sense. Take what back? And I don't understand why the rest of the song is so original, mentioning a specific birthday and birthweight and stuff which is super cool imo, and then going to the the most cliche awful rhyme of right and night in the most repeated part of the song. And then the, "we thought we had it all" or "we'll leave this city behind" parts, good god. How many times have those been used.

Cut the intro, and change the horrible cliche chorus lyrics and this song is awesome. The lyricist is clearly capable of better as evidenced in the rest of the song. Just has to do it. Unfortunately, in it's present state it makes me cringe at those aforementioned moments. Lot of pop/punk potential, just not quite there yet.
Thanks for the critique. Nice to get some in depth feedback rather than just a word or sentence. We'll be releasing more songs in early 2013. Keep posted. I have a feeling you'll be more into those. Stay right and have a good night.
07:50 AM on 11/16/12
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Is that beginning phone call thing a joke? Whoever this Pat Hooper is sounds like he has mental problems IMO
07:22 PM on 11/18/12
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