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Locals Only Album Review: Favorite Child - Collection A

Hello people of Earth!  I hope this Friday finds you ready to party it up blueberry style!  Hehe, that's an A Bugs Life reference for all the people in the know.  Hopefully it's not just me.  Cause that would be kind of sad.  Well...more like actually sad.  Hey look at that, an album review!

O.k. folks, take a listen to Collection A (Plastic Skull Records), the new EP from Fresno band Favorite Child!
I don't know if its my age or what, but when it comes to the "Screamo" genre, there is little love lost.  I've think I've always just felt the music to be more manufactured than heartfelt.  So you can imagine my surprise when I fell in love with the fantastic Collection A EP by self described screamo/pop/punk band Favorite Child.  Throughout its three noise and fury filled songs, the group injects passion and tunefulness into a genre I've long sought to avoid.

The EP starts strong with "Dogmatic//Moth", a blistering track with little in the way of emo affectations.  Likewise "Love//Chemicals" jettisons typical pop punk theatrics in favor of walls of shoegazy goodness and Rapture like dance grooves.  And at a runnng time of only 11 minutes, Collection A leaves me wanting more.

Basically stop what you're doing and listen to this right away!  It kicks ass people!

For more info on the band take a look at the following links:

Favoritexchild.tumblr.com
Favoritechild.bandcamp.com
Www.twitter.com/favoritexchild
www.facebook.com/favoritexchild

Cristobal Carrillo
May 31, 2013

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