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Author's Rating
Vocals 7.75
Musicianship 7.75
Lyrics 7
Production 8.5
Creativity 6.75
Lasting Value 7.25
Reviewer Tilt 8.25
Final Verdict: 76%
Member Ratings
Vocals 8.39
Musicianship 8.21
Lyrics 7.86
Production 7.96
Creativity 7.89
Lasting Value 8.11
Reviewer Tilt 8.43
Average: 81%
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Move Out West - On The Run EP

Reviewed by: Ryan Gardner (06/19/11)
Move Out WestOn The Run EP
Record Label: None
Release Date: April 12, 2011


Recording their second EP, On The Run, with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade, All Time Low), Move Out West could be the next up-and-coming pop-rock group. Full of catchy hooks, slick guitar play, and soaring vocals, On The Run will definitely encourage listeners to follow these guys, anxiously awaiting their debut full-length record.

“Drift Away” kicks off the record at full volume, showing off Eben Wares’ vocal ability mixed with Brian Hadsell’s impressive guitar play. The layered vocals add to the sound of Move Out West throughout the EP, as evident throughout the opener. “Turn Around” begins with Cyrus Thomas-Walker’s keys and soft vocals before becoming the most straightforward pop song of the five. “Explain It” utilizes the same song structure as “Turn Around,” featuring on the biggest hooks yet, easily the biggest standout hit here. It’ll easily be on repeat throughout the summer – it has the huge guitars, soaring vocals, everything summer needs.

The title track is mellow, channeling a Boys Like Girls-esque mid-tempo pop tune, while “Sink With You” ends On The Run on a fitting note, with its climatic ending being the most memorable minute on the EP. Clearly, this will resonate as a memorable pop effort, with Move Out West not being unlike how Boys Like Girls started out. If this EP is any clue of what’s to come, Move Out West could easily be the next big pop band.

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Track Listing:
1. Drift Away
2. Turn Around
3. Explain It
4. On The Run
5. Sink With You

Move Out West are:
Eben Wares – Vocals, Guitar
Brian Hadsell – Guitar
Cyrus Thomas-Walker – Bass, Keys
LJ Bunker – Drums

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05:20 PM on 06/19/11
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Joe DeAndrea
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Can't get into this band at all.
09:01 PM on 06/19/11
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Ryan Gardner
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Can't get into this band at all.
Surprising. Figured it'd be up your alley.
10:21 PM on 06/19/11
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good band that needs to learn to take a little more risk with their music, and good review btw.
hope they don't turn into a "pop" band though.....
10:52 PM on 06/19/11
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i really enjoy this band. that said, i'm surprised the member ratings are so high. it always seems like people hate on them here.
12:46 AM on 06/20/11
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Personally really enjoyed this EP. A lot of potential
07:37 PM on 06/20/11
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Co and Ca
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is this that band that does all those annoying covers?
10:09 AM on 07/04/11
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good ep! i need to see them soon
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