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Build & Burn

  • 1. Pretty Good Year
    2. Inquirer, The
    3. Bridge, The
    4. Sarah's Game
    5. Brittle Heart
    6. Selfish Masquerade
    7. 3rd Shift
    8. Louisiana
    9. Dear Laura
    10. I Swear
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 707282

  • Credits
    ProducerPete Steinkopf; Bryan Kienlen; Bob Strakele
    EngineerBob Strakele

    Personnel: Dave Hause (vocals, guitar); Buick Audra (vocals, background vocals); Pete Steinkopf (guitar, background vocals); Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Walsh (guitar); Franz Nicolay (harmonica, accordion, piano, organ, musical saw); Mike Sneeringer (drums); Bob Strakele (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Bob Strakele.
    Recording information: Little Eden (09/2007); The Wild Arctic (09/2007).
    Photographer: Brian Archer.
    Perhaps inspired by the coinciding re-emergence of forebears American Steel, the Loved Ones stoke a mighty roots-punk fire on BUILD & BURN, displaying a massive maturation since their more strictly melodic Jade Tree days. To be sure, concise nuggets such as "Sarah's Game" still subsist on searing hooks, but there's a rowdy grit to tracks like "Dear Laura" that come to dominate the album's dual personality. Vocal delays and other production tricks may put off some purists, but the Loved Ones are aiming for long-term adoration, not fleeting genre fandom.

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (p.133) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The album blasts off with the rollicking 'Pretty Good Year,' but that's nothing compared to the following track, 'The Inquirer,' which is the best song Hause has ever written."
    CMJ - "BUILD AND BURN is the coalescing of their different backgrounds and hits the mark in the evolution of melodic hardcore's handshake with pop punk."
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