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Jan 30, 2008 | 11:59 PM EST
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7 MB
7 min 41 sec
4.31 / 5.00

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Rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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This is from our (relatively) new CD, The Swing of Things. Personally I'm not happy with the mastering job, but we got a huge discount, because we've got connections. :)

So enjoy 'I Burn Bridges,' and stay tuned after the song ends for our hidden track from the CD (Swing Thing, the CD's namesake), a special treat for anyone who cares enough to listen to us! It starts around 5:50, so you don't have to listen to such a long period of silence.

Also, our trombone player quit the band, and we're still breaking in the new one, so don't expect our next CD soon. But I'll probably upload more of our 2006/2007 CD in the near future.

Edit: If you want to vote zero, I'd appreciate a review letting me know why. We get plenty of good reviews, and that's great, but we want to improve, so don't be afraid to get ugly!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I loved it. im used to listening to reel big fish, mustard plug, and the aquabats and i like your style. The only complaint i have is about the horns sounding kinda dead (every says that right :/ ) other than that its great.

HyruleanHyroe responds:


Speaking of the Aquabats, we are totally going to see them live in November. If you're in Ohio, you should definitely stop in and catch the show!!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

nice song with few flaws

for starters, i really enjoyed your song, nice and mellow but sounds like a lot of fun to perform on stage. liked the guitar/horns combination, and the lyrics were fitting nicely. but i wouldn't be me if i wasn't picky when it comes to music.
One can clearly hear your band is relatively young and therefore a little uneasy. a good example would be the horn part around 2:39. the fast transitions (g-a-g-a-g if i'm not mistaken) sound shaky and a little out of place, you might consider making those parts easier to play.
The biggest flaw in my opinion is the intro. the keyboard doesn't fit the mood at all. you could try to have the whole intro till the rhythm guitar played by horns, i think it fit in better.
but those are just my two cents :)
I'm looking forward to your new album!
cheers, Timotheus

HyruleanHyroe responds:

Well, for starters :), I'm glad you enjoyed the song! Everything we do is fun to play, for sure. We wouldn't play it if it wasn't. It's just a question now of if it is fun to listen to. :P

This recording is from a couple of years ago. We were young, indeed. The fast transitions are off because, at the time, there was poor communication between myself (the trumpet) and our ex-trombonist. I wrote the part to be syncopated, and he always played it straight, so we ended up unwittingly playing in between the two. Aaaaaawkwaaaaard. They sound much more in place when the horns can agree on the method.

As for the biggest flaw, you and I are in total agreement. It's not a part of the song. It wasn't before, and it still isn't. We don't have a keyboard in our band. When our singer, Brian, brought home the first mix of the recording, we listened to it and were like, 'What? What's that keyboard?' He said that he just sort of threw it in there one day when he was talking to our recording guy. And it just sort of stayed there. Rest assured, you won't hear keyboards in any of our live shows, at least not yet. Normally it does start off with just a guitar riff, followed by drums, and then the song starts.

ANYwho, I don't mean to sound like I'm making excuses, I just get excited about competent and helpful reviews, and tend to blab a lot. Thanks for the kind wishes, and keep checking back, just on the off-chance that we ever actually finish the new album! :P


Rated 5 / 5 stars

=D Great job!

Ive never been one to listen to ska that much, other then five iron frenzy and reel big fish of course, but I really this song! I think alot of the stuff you guys make are pretty cool! Keep up the good work!
<3 Momo

HyruleanHyroe responds:

You just named the entire pantheon of Ska Gods. You have excellent taste, my friend.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

pat on the back, shoulder and head

ok . pretty good. nothing to complain about except the horns. they kinda sound like their depressed. try and make em sound very upbeat and in your face

HyruleanHyroe responds:

Yeah, Our earliest songs are nothing if not mellow. Check out GTIL!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

ska ska ska

im a big fan of reel big fish, jesse james, ska-p and mad caddies, so i love all types of ska including yours keep it up guys :D

HyruleanHyroe responds:

I've never heard of Ska-p. Guess I'll have to check em out. :)

Thanks for the review!