That's How We Burn

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  • Band members: Vincent Kircher, Austin Dutmer, Andrew Harris, Ryan Ross
  • Summary: After catching the ear of Sub Pop with its self-released album There's No Sky (Oh My My), the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, quartet recorded its major label debut with Justin Perkins.
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  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
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  1. Jaill's hard-working breeziness is what ultimately makes That's How We Burn such an effortlessly enjoyable listen.
  2. The consistent, unwavering quality songs make up for most of Jaill's derivativeness. It's pretty hard to write meaningful music out of such rooted conventions of guitar, drums, and bass, but That's How We Burn is engaging throughout, which is quite an achievement for a meat and potatoes rock band.
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    What elevates their debut beyond your average twee-punk rager is the gentle psych dabblings.
  4. It's fairly inoffensive rock, but the music and melodies are remarkably accomplished, especially for an early outing.
  5. That's How We Burn's sonic normalcy would all but consign the record for the used record bins if this band didn't sound so damn good when they break out of the mold.
  6. For the most part this album is devoid of those special moments--no big choruses, no unexpected climaxes. Just 11 consistent tracks to perhaps one day rediscover, individually, while idly browsing your iPod's shuffle.
  7. Much of the record is stuck in a good but not great sound from 10 years back.

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