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AMONG LEGENDS Starting Over

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Easygoing punk vibes pour out of Starting Over the newest EP from Canadian pop-punk rockers Among Legends. Full of steady drums and guitars, the band has made a great EP to both relax and rock out to. The melodic and laid-back vocals of lead singer Mitchell Buchanan fade into the instrumentals to round out the mood and sound. In the EP’s first track, “It Doesn’t Matter What We Do,” the band really cements the easygoing vibes with the vocals and lyrics. Singing about how “You and I can take this town/Or just stay home on our own,” they match the lyrics with strong guitars and steady drums. “Final Curtain Call” shifts gears at the start, with a heavier guitar riff opening the track. It eases back down to chill vibes again when the vocals come in. Though the track picks back up at the end, the lyrics make it sound as if the overall instrumentals should be a little more aggressive to match the opening riff. Steady drums, easygoing guitars and vocals come back again for “Respirations.” The vocals are extra melodic in this track, which blend nicely with the instrumentals. “Half Past Nine” is the most generic sounding of the EP’s tracks, though it still has the band’s relaxed vocals and matching instruments. The track has the pop-punk classic breakdowns between verses and the chorus, but Among Legend’s still manages to make it their own. “Renegade” starts off with another steady tempo before shifting to a repeated guitar riff and drum beat followed by a blast of fast-paced guitars and drums. With relaxed vocals connecting the dynamic tempos and beats, the band nails another frantic punk blast at the closing of the track. Overall I really liked Starting Over. Among Legends made a great EP full of songs that you could either jam out to or put on in the background for some low key listening. It’s interesting to hear how well those two go together, and the band completely nails the mix.

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WHITE NOISE ZINE - ISSUE 13  
WHITE NOISE ZINE - ISSUE 13  

WHITE NOISE ZINE ISSUE 13 FEATURING A STORY TOLD, 3 PM, BENCHMARKS, LAZARUS WILDE, AND MORE!

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