Please Do Not Fight “Move”

It’s an EP. “I Will Not Forget” and “Words Speak Louder” sound the same. This sounds like the next step for bands that dominated the early part of the last decade. I’m looking at you, Dashboard Confessional.
“BAMF” is a funny title because it is a “Swords of Chaos” reference — not that Please Do Not Fight know that, but it is. It also stands for “badass motherfucker,” of course. Might as well have called the song “MFCS.”
“Don’t Wipe That Smile Off Your Face” is better. “Up Up Up” is best. These bands always give one song to the woman, and that’s what they did here.
“Hard to Tell” is last and tries too hard to be clever. You can tell they are proud of their lyrics because they are mixed so high, but I bet when they play loud their instruments are so loud that you can’t hear them.
This record isn’t bad. They could be the resident band at Hemlock Tavern or Nickel City, and no one would bat an eye.


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    Zen Says:

    Hey Joel,

    Thanks for the review.

    I would love to invite you to come out to one of our shows sometime and see if you can hear the words over our loud instruments! We’re playing Bottom Of The Hill on April 24th in San Francisco if you’re down. Let me know and I’ll see if I can put you on the list.


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      joelshitshow Says:

      I play hockey on Saturday nights. I’m afraid I will have to pass, but clearly I’ve underestimated you if you’re playing at BotH. Nice work.

      If you’d like to do an in-studio interview on Sunday, April 25, at KSCU in Santa Clara, let me know.

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    Zen Says:

    Hey man,

    We really would love to come in and do an interview on that day – sounds great. Can you shoot me an e-mail with details on time and stuff? Would we be playing acoustic as well or just the interview? Either way is fine with us!

    Have a great game.


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